The project management process is based on meeting commitments, so the project team needs to be accountable and understand when to escalate when commitments are in jeopardy. Some common project discrepancies that require escalation includes, but not limited to resource conflicts, scope creep, deliverable issues, and team member confrontations.
It is important to make a distinction between reactive project managers and proactive project managers. In other words, the difference between a project manager and a great project manager. Often, project managers end up in their roles accidentally because they were good at the technical side of the project, or there was a gap that needed to be filled, or maybe just a wrong personal/professional decision. However, if you are one of the enthusiasts in this occupation, there are a lot of things that can be done to deliver results beyond the stakeholders’ expectations by being a proactive project manager.
The ‘Organizer’ within Microsoft Project (Standard and Professional) allows one to quickly copy various Microsoft Project objects (fields, groups, filters, calendars, tables, modules, reports, and views) from one MS Project file or Enterprise Project schedule to another
The purpose of What-If Scenarios is to adjust a project schedule’s timeline for a more favorable solution by imposing management constraints and/or changing execution variables; such as resources, implementation approach, priorities, etc.
Issues are piling up and everyone is coming at you at once. The reality is: people make mistakes and project plans are not perfect, so you need to figure out how to deal with it now and make improvements for the future. Here are some common project management pressure situations that you may identify with and strategies to get you back on track.
Here are a few tips to help you tackle an uncooperative or unresponsive manager on a project and turning it an opportunity – to strengthen one’s professional experience, share acquired knowledge, and build a great working relationship.
MS Project Timelines are a great way to display the project schedule at a milestone level. Timelines are often used in project status reports and meetings. What timelines lack are historical information about the milestones. How do the current milestones compare to the baseline milestones? How much did the milestone shift from the last time we reported status?
Project management and change management are often confused by many. Adopting a blend of both project management and change management are often overlooked by organizations, since the value that both bring are not fully understood.