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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Success in project delivery is only as good as the project team working on it. It is a very important step during the project planning process. As a project manager, you fully rely on the project team to deliver the project. What is a project team? Typically a project team consists of people from different […]

Project Meetings – Are They Really Necessary?

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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 […]

How to Rescue a Derailed Project

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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 […]