Good Things Happen When Waterfall and Agile Worlds Collide!

As you know in project management, there are two popular models for managing projects:  Waterfall and Agile.  There are folks in both camps that will defend their model to their last breath; pitting one against the other.  In reality, you need features from both models to successfully manage your projects, creating a hybrid Agile Waterfall Read more about Good Things Happen When Waterfall and Agile Worlds Collide![…]

Become a PM Jedi – The Art of Communication

“Step into your engineer’s shoes” Below is a common scenario that a project manager may encounter and how effective communication can assist a situation gone bad and turn the situation around.   Scene: PM walks into engineer’s office while they are working. PM: “Hey Engineer! Why haven’t you completed the stress calculations assigned to you Read more about Become a PM Jedi – The Art of Communication[…]

Microsoft Project 2013 Quick Reference Card Pack Download

Due to the popularity of our 2010 quick reference cards (we had over 8000 downloads) we have created a set of quick reference cards for Microsoft Project 2013! The Quick Reference Cards explain the common elements of the Microsoft Project 2013 interface including: an itemized listing of the Project 2013 ribbon commands, an extensive list Read more about Microsoft Project 2013 Quick Reference Card Pack Download[…]

Building A Project Team

Building A Project Team with Disney Characters Building a perfect project team can be difficult. You need to ensure that all project members are on the same page and can complete their jobs. You are developing their skills and managing their day-to-day activities. Collaboration is important to any project team. I decided to build my Read more about Building A Project Team[…]

Office 365 Project Time Reporter for Project Online

Ever since timesheets were introduced in Microsoft Project Server, there has always been a desire to be able to update the timesheets on the go, so as to not be tied to the computer. Think of projects in Construction Management, where most of the team members are out in the field and are unable to come back Read more about Office 365 Project Time Reporter for Project Online[…]

PMBOK 6th Edition – What You Need to Know

PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) is an internationally recognized project management guide published by PMI (Project Management Institute), with the first edition released in 1996. To stay in tune with evolving practices in business, project management professionals (PMPs) continuously work to improve processes and methodologies applied in project environments.  Continual improvement and alignment of Read more about PMBOK 6th Edition – What You Need to Know[…]

3 Reasons Team Members Disengage and How to Overcome Them

Project management is often defined as managing the scope, cost and schedule of a project. What many forget is that the triple constraints aren’t what facilitate projects to completion. It is the people behind those projects that drive the execution. How many times have you been in your weekly status meeting listening to everyone around Read more about 3 Reasons Team Members Disengage and How to Overcome Them[…]

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Project Management Consulting Company

Many companies choose to hire consultants to establish an efficient system or process to enable desired success. We know that companies lose a significant amount of money when projects are handled ineffectively due to mismanagement, inefficient project managers etc. However, all problems are not solved miraculously by hiring a consulting company, especially one without the Read more about Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Project Management Consulting Company[…]