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by dhaughey
Fri 09 Apr 2010 8:00 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New to PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5801

Re: New to PM

My job took me into project management, it wasn't a conscious choice I'm made. Later I did the PRINCE2 Practitioner and PMP to firm up my skills and became a professional project manager. I think many people have jobs that at least in part contain elements of project management, often they just don'...
by dhaughey
Fri 19 Mar 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PM-where to begin?
Replies: 2
Views: 5675

Re: PM-where to begin?

Hi Musicolo I would start by looking at PRINCE2 and PMBOK in terms of project management theory. From my college days I remember Bruce Tuckman's Forming Storming Norming Performing team-development model. There's a good explanation of the model on BusinessBalls . Also have a look at Belbin Team type...
by dhaughey
Tue 09 Mar 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Prioritisation: Risk Impact
Replies: 1
Views: 4800

Re: Prioritisation: Risk Impact

Hi Jeremy, This is good article looking at risk, Ranking Risks: Rare to Certain, Negligible to Catastrophic . In the article risks are looked at by Consequence Ranking: Catastrophic Critcal Marginal Negligible ...and Probability Ranking: Certain Likely Possible Unlikely Once in 24 years Duncan
by dhaughey
Sun 07 Mar 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy
Replies: 0
Views: 6573

PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy

What is the best book for PMP revision? I found Rita Mulcahy's 'PMP Exam Prep' very good, easy to read, well organised and with plenty of useful tips for the exam. The book is written in an engaging style and is far easier to read than the PMBOK Guide, which is a bit dry. There are a lot of useful e...
by dhaughey
Tue 12 Jan 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: Project Management Booklist
Replies: 7
Views: 24546

Re: Project Management Booklist

Great list of books, thanks. I used Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep to pass my PMP first time. Well written and far easier to read than the PMBOK Guide. One book I’d add is… The Project Workout: The Ultimate Handbook of Project and Programme Management - Robert Buttrick (Paperback - Dec, 15 2009) Good ...
by dhaughey
Tue 22 Dec 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Best PRINCE2 support software anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 11678

Best PRINCE2 support software anyone?

A question I’m often asked is, ‘What’s the best PRINCE2 support software available?’ Anyone with experience of any packages care to comment?
by dhaughey
Tue 22 Dec 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Agile Project Management: Myth or Reality?
Replies: 2
Views: 5958

Agile Project Management: Myth or Reality?

Does anyone out there use 'Agile Project Management' techniques, does it really exist in the wild or is just a nice theory?
by dhaughey
Sun 20 Dec 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Risk positive as well as negative?
Replies: 3
Views: 8525

Risk positive as well as negative?

Can risk be positive as well as negative? The dictionary says that risk is negative and doesn't mention "positive risk." The PMI suggest that there is positive risk. Surely the word "risk" implies something negative, hence the reason we take out insurance to guard against risk. A...
by dhaughey
Sat 19 Dec 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Welcome to Project Smart's Project Management Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 15227

Welcome to Project Smart's Project Management Forum

Project management is the discipline of planning, organising and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines project management as, 'the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques t...