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by kwalford
Thu 25 Dec 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Smart's 10 Most Popular Articles of 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 3612

Re: Project Smart's 10 Most Popular Articles of 2014

Hi Duncan, As always, thanks for providing such a great PM resource to the masses! With a few more clicks of the browser refresh button, you could have had first and second most popular article! Article requests for 2015 An article stating tips/techniques for delivering pre-sold solution projects. T...
by kwalford
Mon 22 Dec 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Define project management in one word
Replies: 2
Views: 3998

Re: Define project management in one word

My one word is 'delivery' . Project management is about delivering on time, budget and to the expected level of quality. I would go as far to say that stakeholders don't care how you get there as long as you deliver a successful project. Assuming it's not unethical or illegal. Kit, to your point ab...
by kwalford
Sat 20 Dec 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Define project management in one word
Replies: 2
Views: 3998

Define project management in one word

Accountability I am a big Fan of the RACI (responsibilities matrix) tool and this defines who 'the buck stops with' for each work package, the accountability for its completion. As long as the Accountability for the work package is with the most appropriate party, and the role communicated to them ...
by kwalford
Fri 12 Dec 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New Project Manager
Replies: 8
Views: 6552

Re: New Project Manager

Agile is definitely the new buzz word in the industry. I also see this being a certification for the future as it has gained a lot of support from the PM community.

Correct me if I am wrong, but Agile is most suited to Software Development projects, correct?

Thanks,
Kit
by kwalford
Thu 11 Dec 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Management Assignment?
Replies: 1
Views: 2238

Re: Project Management Assignment?

Hi there, Great question. I see this as a mini project (R&D) within a program. The output from your project is the approved lighting control system design for the next project to actually turn the design into the product. You want to start with requirements definition. What functions/features does t...
by kwalford
Sun 30 Nov 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How to book resources on your project?
Replies: 1
Views: 2822

Re: How to book resources on your project?

Hello,

We follow this process at work, but instead use MS Outlook and book it in the calendar there.

Thanks,
Kit
by kwalford
Wed 05 Nov 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification
Replies: 3
Views: 6745

Re: APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification

Hi Fran, Thank you. I did the Prince2 version of the APMP as I was already a Prince2 Practitioner. The Prince2 route is a 2 hour written exam, not a 3 hour like the normal route. The cut down Prince2 syllabus is below: http://www.apm.org.uk/sites/default/files/protected/APMP%20for%20PRINCE2%20BoK6%2...
by kwalford
Tue 04 Nov 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Earned Value Method
Replies: 1
Views: 3443

Re: Earned Value Method

Hi,

I am going to say yes; assuming that the value actually earned is equal to the planned value. This means you are bang on target and on track to hit BAC (Budget At Completion) as projected.

Also, I not know what week is (semana) in Spanish!

Thanks,
Kit
by kwalford
Fri 24 Oct 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 4391

Re: Help!

Hi, Can the template by hosted on a network drive (or Google Docs) for all to access? As a lot of PM's are required to report on progress the template needs to be clear and unabiguous. A one off meeting to dicuss the template and how to complete it might be required. I suggest the below: Design the ...
by kwalford
Thu 23 Oct 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Career move to Project Management - some questions
Replies: 13
Views: 18871

Re: Career move to Project Management - some questions

Hi,

No problems at all.

If you go for Prince2, then Dave Litten's Prince2 primer videos are downloadable, cheap and very good. I have personally used them and can validate that they are worth the money. This will allow you to learn distantly.

All the best,
Kit.