Project Constraints

Back to Basics: Assumptions vs. Constraints vs. Dependencies

I regularly provide project management advisory and Project Management Office (PMO) related consulting services to my clients. On many occasions, I have found that project managers do not di...Read More

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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

How to Create a Successful Procurement Management Plan

Having a detailed procurement management plan in place is essential to the overall success of a project. As well as enabling you to identify and document how the project will conduct its procurements,...Read More

Why Time Constraint is the Most Important Project Management Constraint

Frederick P. Brooks Jr., in his famous book, The Mythical Man-Month, wrote, “Adding human resources to a late software project makes it later.” His statement is popularly known as Brooks&#...Read More

Split It Out (Part 2)

More Ways to Separate your Project into Manageable Chunks In Part 1 of my article “Split It Out,” we looked at ways to separate projects task into smaller parts or pieces that are more controllable. L...Read More

Back to Basics: What is Project Management?

Traditional Project Management is the science (and art) of organizing and managing the components of a project. The project can be the development of a new product, the launch of a new service, a mark...Read More

Certificate Series Recap – Project Portfolio Management Masterclass, Session 3

Please find the following transcription of our PPM Masterclass webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced lea...Read More

Caging Your Wild Animals: How to Choose the Best Scheduling Approach for Your Project

We have seen a flurry of articles on the versatility of agile, the solidity of the critical path method, the virtues of critical chain and the robustness of earned value. Is there one approach that is...Read More

Excel vs. Project: How to Convince Managers that Project Really is Better for Managing Projects

How often have you seen a manager struggle to use Microsoft Office Excel to manage project information such as scheduling project dates or recording task assignments? Often, it’s a matter of sti...Read More