The Practical Project Manager

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

How to pass your PMP the first time around – The Preparation

It is interesting how often I get asked this question so here’s an answer. What is PMP? PMP stands for Project Management Professional. It is a certification offered by the Project Management Institute. PMI offer other certifications but this is the most popular and well-known across the globe. Before you decide to do PMP, you […]

What Makes Projects Succeed? – Part 2

Welcome back! Last post, I shared two common reasons why projects fail. In case you missed it, check it out here.  So here’s part 2…. 3. Poor execution When project execution is poor, it is clear for all to see. It is pretty simple: expected outputs are not delivered. All the previous stages (initiation and […]

Welcome to The Practical PM

Welcome to This is a blog written by a practicing PMP® Certified Project Manager for Project Managers who are in the trenches running projects, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, Project Team Members  or anyone who is  interested in Project Management as a discipline. Project Management is a minefield, even to those who have been in […]