A collection of twenty essential project management skills, methods, tools and competencies needed for success.
The Work Breakdown Structure is a tool project managers use to break projects down into manageable pieces. Here's why you need one and how to create your own.
Successful projects start with a good quality project schedule. After reading this article, you will have a sound approach to creating schedules.
The BOSCARD is a strategic planning tool used to gain approval for new projects. It is thought to have originated with consulting company Cap Gemini.
If the Six Sigma project you are implementing is huge how can you get it done in a reasonable timeframe? A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) can help and here's how.
Many techniques, books and software packages exist to help with estimating project costs. A few simple rules will also help ensure you create an accurate and realistic estimate.
If you are already familiar with the ubiquitous Project Brief and would like to try something new, here's an idea. Why not try writing a Funding Proposal.
A Gantt chart is a popular project management bar chart. This video presentation is a simple guide to creating a Gantt chart using Microsoft Excel.
A Gantt chart, Logic Network, PERT chart, Product Breakdown Structure and Work Breakdown Structure are common tools used when planning a project.
The key to a successful project is in the planning. This project planning article provides a step-by-step approach to creating a simple project plan at the beginning of a project.
Progress reporting is a key activity of project management. The project manager issues regular reports of progress against budget, schedule and scope.
A RAID log is one of the easiest and most effective tools you can create for your project. RAID stands for risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies.
Requirements gathering is an essential part of any project and a key project management skill. Read 10 rules for successful requirements gathering.
The Delphi Technique is a method used to estimate the likelihood and outcome of future events. For projects, it can predict future risks and opportunities.
What is the best method for creating a prioritised list of customer requirements? The MoSCoW method can help. MoSCoW stands for must, should, could and would.
Pareto Analysis or the 80/20 rule enables you to see what 20 percent of cases are causing 80 percent of the problems on a project.
PEST is a strategic planning tool used to evaluate the impact political, economic, social, and technological factors might have on a project. It involves an organisation considering the external environment before starting a project.
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