Procurement

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...Read More

What Are the Different Project Organizational Structures?

A company’s organizational structure is the system that defines a hierarchy within the organization. It typically describes job functions and reporting relationships. It can also describe how ac...Read More

Project Management

Back to Basics: What is the Role of a Project Manager?

There are a few reasons you may wish to understand the role of a project manager more fully. Perhaps it is because you are looking for a project management job and want to have a career in project man...Read More

Shapes being placed on a table

The Shape of Projects

In this article, I’m referring to IT projects with the ‘shape’ of them being their visible form. Projects, IT projects in particular, come in many different shapes (i.e., plans). The PMBOK (A Guide to...Read More

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...Read More

Strategizing for Project Threats and Opportunities

Over a decade ago, I was put in charge of a group of projects. One of the projects had been running for almost a year, but had never seen a single live release to the customer! I realized there were t...Read More

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....Read More

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....Read More

The Quadruple Constraints of Project Management

Introduction Most courses and books on project management discuss the “Triple Constraints” in terms of a three-legged stool (see Figure 1 below). The first leg represents Scope Management, the second,...Read More

Physical Volumes for MS Project Tasks

Many projects require task scheduling in terms of physical volumes (i.e. material resources in MS Project like ten meters, five tons, twenty items, etc.). Unfortunately, Microsoft Project does not hav...Read More

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