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Project Smart launched in the year 2000 as a way to offer easy access to information about project management.

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Our library of articles provides valuable insights into the discipline of project management.

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Archive 2014-2021

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Archive 2010-2013

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Archive 2009-2010

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Archive 2007-2009

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Archive 2000-2007

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Sven-Goran Eriksson

Football Manager

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.

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Peter Drucker

American Educator

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

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Fred Smith

Founder FedEx Corporation

I'm not afraid to take a swing and miss.

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C.S. Lewis

British Novelist

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

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Philip B. Crosby

Businessman

It is always cheaper to do the job right the first time.

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Coco Chanel

Founder, Chanel

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

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White Papers

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White Papers

Our collection of white papers offers valuable insights into the discipline of project management.

Tools

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Tools

A collection of twenty essential project management skills, methods, tools and competencies needed for success.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Project Smart launched in the year 2000 as a way to offer easy access to information about project management. The philosophy of the website is to provide free, high-quality, ethical content in an accessible form while encouraging an open discussion.

  • Unlike some other project management websites, we don't publish everything we can find on the subject regardless of quality. We quality check all articles and only publish them if they give a useful insight into the project management profession. You won't find any advertisements thinly disguised as articles, or advertorials to waste your time.

  • No, copyright law protects the material on this website. You may not sell or publish the material in any form without written permission from the content owner. You may read, print and download it for private use. Use for dissertations and essays does not need specific permission, as long as you use suitable copyright and website source.

    In general, teachers, trainers and lecturers may use or adapt content for educational purposes. Please show the relevant copyright and website source.

  • British English is used throughout the website. Often British English spellings differ from American English. If you find a genuine spelling error, please contact us and we will correct it.

    We use the abbreviation tag for abbreviations and acronyms. A hover of the mouse over the abbreviation or acronym in question will reveal the full description in a tooltip.

  • The Project Management Institute (www.pmi.org) certifies project managers who lead and direct project teams as professionals or PMPs.

  • To post a new topic or question in a forum, click the relevant button on either the forum or topic screens. You will need to register before you can post a message. Moderators oversee the forums to prevent posting of spam and undesirable content. For more information, visit our forum help page.

  • Yes, please post your comments and observations; we want to hear what you have to say. We welcome constructive comments and approve any that meet our guidelines. This means providing helpful information that contributes to an article or discussion. Moderators oversee comments to prevent posting of spam and undesirable content.

  • No, we do not accept guest posts and prefer to approach the people we want to write for us. Similarly, we do not accept requests for links to infographics, guides or other content. We will not respond to these requests.

  • We suggest you use the following citation format:

    Darter, K. (2016). How to Finish Strong on Your Projects. Online at www.projectsmart.co.uk/how-to-finish-strong-on-your-projects.php (accessed 06/01/21).

    Haughey, D (n.d.). Introduction to Project Management. Online at www.projectsmart.co.uk/introduction-to-project-management.php (accessed 06/01/21).

    (n.d.) = no date.