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by kwalford
Wed 11 Mar 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Pursuing Project Management Without a Degree
Replies: 4
Views: 615894

Re: Pursuing Project Management Without a Degree

Hi Mayaa, You will definitely get a job a PM job without a degree; I am living proof of that assertion. I would suggest Prince2/CAPM (or APMP) is a good starting route as it shows A) theoretical PM knowledge and B) a willingness to learn the PM profession and this goes a long way for a interview. I ...
by kwalford
Wed 11 Mar 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Need help writing requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 5927

Re: Need help writing requirements

Requirements need to be SMART and prioritized. Sometimes, the client cannot have all the requirements they want so their is a trade-off. Check the MoSCoW technique as a tool for prioritizing requirements.
by kwalford
Tue 24 Feb 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New PM Video: Approaches to Risk Management
Replies: 3
Views: 4281

Re: New PM Video: Approaches to Risk Management

Good to hear it.

I also liked how you added your personal experiences in to emphasise points. My sentiments are that just talking about 'text book' techniques offer nothing more than what can be read in a book, for instance.
by kwalford
Sat 21 Feb 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Simon Sinek - Leadership Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 4195

Simon Sinek - Leadership Presentation

I struggle to find any content produced by Simon Sinek which I disagree with, and this is no exception. A presentation on Leadership and what makes a great leader; which can be easily adapted to project leadership. There is also a big emphasis on creating an environment where people are productive t...
by kwalford
Sat 21 Feb 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PRINCE2 - Studying and Preparing for Practitioner Exam
Replies: 27
Views: 73902

Re: PRINCE2 - Studying and Preparing for Practitioner Exam

All, Personally, I think that you can pass the Foundation via home study only but the Practitioner exam is far more suited to a class room course. The reason being is that you can gain knowledge and experience from the tutor, along with learning from others within the room. Anyone taking a Prince2 c...
by kwalford
Sat 21 Feb 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New PM Video: Approaches to Risk Management
Replies: 3
Views: 4281

Re: New PM Video: Approaches to Risk Management

Hi Brad,

A great start to what I hope will be regular educational videos at Project Smart.

My only feedback would be maybe adding some graphics or pictures in the video to help demonstrate points being made.

Keep 'em coming!

Thanks,
Kit.
by kwalford
Sun 25 Jan 2015 10:09 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project life cycle stages
Replies: 0
Views: 7114

Project life cycle stages

All, How do you subdivide your project into delivery stages? Would you always have a Definition, Design, Development, Deployment framework? What rational do you use to divide the project into stages? If your WBS is focused on top-level products, then do your delivery stages have the same format? Do ...
by kwalford
Sat 24 Jan 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Productivity
Replies: 3
Views: 5110

Re: Productivity

Productivity is derived from the capability given by the project deliverables. Projects produce deliverables and it is they that deliver the business productivity.
by kwalford
Fri 26 Dec 2014 7:04 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Smart's 10 Most Popular Articles of 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 3121

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

Also, I would like to see more articles delivered via video medium too; like the few on the Project Smart's Youtube page.
by kwalford
Thu 25 Dec 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PM Predictions for 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 2531

PM Predictions for 2015

All,

Mine are...

1. More focus on PM leadership & the psychological aspect of project management, as opposed to the management itself.

2. More interviewing techniques on how to distinguish yourself in a crowded PM marketplace.

Others?