Process groups

Project Management

Why is Project Management Important?

I have been conducting PMP training workshops for about 15 years. I usually start my training sessions by asking participants to introduce themselves and state their expectations of the training progr...

Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve all project goals within the given constraints. This involves planning, organizing, and overseeing the project, as well as communicating with stakeholders and managing risks. The goal of project management is to deliver a project that meets the needs of the customer, within the agreed-upon budget and timeline. To achieve this, project managers must have a clear understanding of the project scope, as well as the resources and constraints that will be available. They must also be able to effectively communicate with stakeholders and manage risks. Project management is a complex and challenging field, but it is also an essential one. By following proven project management methodologies, project managers can help ensure that their projects are successful. Here are some of the key elements of project management: * **Project scope:** The project scope defines the boundaries of the project, including the work that will be done and the deliverables that will be produced. * **Project schedule:** The project schedule outlines the timeline for the project, including the start and end dates for each task. * **Project budget:** The project budget outlines the costs associated with the project, including the cost of labor, materials, and equipment. * **Project resources:** The project resources include the people, equipment, and materials that will be used to complete the project. * **Project risks:** Project risks are the potential events that could impact the project, including delays, cost overruns, and quality issues. * **Project communication:** Project communication is the process of communicating with stakeholders about the project, including providing updates on the project status and addressing any issues that arise. Project management is an iterative process, and project managers must be able to adapt to changes as they arise. By following proven project management methodologies, project managers can help ensure that their projects are successful.

Back to Basics: How to Start a Project?

Aristotle was a great philosopher, but it’s my belief that if he had lived today, he would have become a great project manager. Living in 4th century B.C., Aristotle wrote a series of books on politic...

PMBOK

Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 3 Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jeff Bongiovani’s Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 3 being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may w...

PMP Training

Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 2 Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jeff Bongiovani’s webinar, Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 2, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members....

Project Communication

Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 1 Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jeff Bongiovani’s webinar, Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 1, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members....

What is the Project Lifecycle?

Fun fact: Try typing “lifecycle” into Google and you will see results for “life cycle.” Over the years, people have started using the single word instead of two words, but its meaning can be best unde...

The 7 Questions Every PMP Exam Student Asks Their Coach

When students start their Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam prep (for the first time, or again after having failed the exam), there are a number of questions that come up time and time again...

The Close Sibling of Communications and Stakeholder Management: Resource Management

In one of my earlier articles, The Twins–Communications and Stakeholder Management, I outlined how deeply and closely these two knowledge areas of the PMBOK® guide interact with each other. We saw a g...

What Should You Know about the PMP Exam 2020 Changes

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination offered by Project Management Institute (PMI) is changing next year. PMI first made this announcement in June of 2019 and has made the new Examin...

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