The Practical Project Manager

The place to look for practical solutions to help in the journey of project management

Project Team – How to choose a Winning Team

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Milestones Recently LinkedIn reminded me that I have been at my current job for two (2) years this week. It has been quite the roller coaster but I wouldn’t change a thing. It got me thinking about the concept of milestones. In project world, milestones is a very frequently used word. Let’s get right to it. […]

Project Meetings – Are They Really Necessary?

der beste broker für binäre optionen It happens that all projects are run by means of meetings. Sometimes it feels like you are in meetings all the time. If you are running multiple projects at the same time, your calendar looks something like you need to clone yourself several times to attend all of them. So do we really need project […]

Are All Projects Doomed to Cost Overruns? All projects have a budget, hopefully. Let me rephrase, all projects should have a budget. Cost management is a tricky area purely because it is the one assumed to be the easiest to manage. It is also the one where if you get it wrong, the impact is easily felt. Everybody understands the language of […]

How to Rescue a Derailed Project A derailed project is the last thing any Project Manager wants to be in the middle of. It may be your project that got derailed or you have been assigned a derailed project. A derailed project creates a loss which the business has to heal from. Lost business, lost trust in the project, lost confidence […]

Managing Your Project Sponsor Who is your Project Sponsor? There are many ways to describe this person. Some of the phrases used to describe this person include: The person whose neck is on the line if the project is not successful The person who is paying for the project The person who will benefit the most from having the […]

How To Build A Project Plan Hey people, So this week, I have decided to go straight to the one thing that all project managers are expected to produce: A project plan. Here are the key components that make a project plan. Project tasks Once the project teams have decided what needs to be done, a list of activities must be populated. […]

What does it take to be a Project Manager?

go There is a school of thought that a project manager is about a person and their personality and character. Project Managers just are. You can’t build a project manager. Then there is the other school of thought that says project managers can be built and molded.  In my opinion, both schools of thought have a […]

Signs That Your Project Is Headed to Status “In Trouble” In the course of managing projects, you are bound to come across a project that has been declared “In Trouble”. Sometimes, you can be working on a project that started “On Plan” and somewhere along the way, its status quickly changes to “In Trouble”. Here are some phrases that indicate you could be heading to […]