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Scope of Work

Learn everything you need to know about scope of work including what it is, how to create one, and how to use it for project management.

Killing a Project

Introduction Management reviews, sometimes referred to by project managers as phase exits, stage gates, or kill points, are very important for keeping projects on track. These moments serve as decisio...

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...

Seven Tips for a Freelancer to Master Project Management

One of the most significant advantages of being a freelancer is the freedom and flexibility that it allows. You can work privately, and it likely will feel good to be in charge and independent while g...

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project

Work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key element for management planning, monitoring, and control of a project or a program scope. Regardless of the chosen life cycle (predictive, iterative, incrementa...

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 3

Put First Things First Once you have built a solid work breakdown structure (WBS), it’s time to walk the talk and put first things first. Building a complete and accurate dependency network is w...

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 1

The great Stephen Covey has inspired so many of us. His teachings are integrated into every aspect of my personal and professional life. I recently took some time to pause and reflect on how the ̶...

The Most Basic Project Management Framework

In this article I discuss the project management framework that I have applied in multiple projects (including the one I used in “A Free Project Pipeline Tracker for Excel“). What you̵...

Cost vs Schedule Risk Analysis for Proposals

  Project Risk Analysis There are two important outcomes for most projects beyond the obvious scope and quality objectives: Cost and Schedule. The cost outcome directly affects the value of perfo...

6 Tips for the Perfect Project Plan

Keeping projects on track can be extremely arduous for project managers, especially when it comes to constantly changing additions and requests. When project managers don’t implement the proper ...

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