Scope Statement

The scope statement is a document that outlines the scope of a project to team members and stakeholders. Learn how to use it in project management

Back to Basics: Why do Projects Fail?

I was working for an IT services company in early 2000. The much-dreaded Y2K problem had just passed without giving us too much trouble, and we had gotten a big project from a U.S based Fortune 500 co...Read More

Back to Basics: Project Manager vs. Project Sponsor

I regularly conduct PMP training workshops. About one hour in, I discuss project stakeholders, and almost always the same question comes up: What is the difference between the project manager and the ...Read More

Time is Money: The Importance of Earned Value Management

In my previous article, I discussed the importance of a baseline, and how, without one, a PM doesn’t have a yardstick, per se, to measure with. Project Management presents many tools and techniques fo...Read More

Project Requirements Management – Part 3: Monitoring and Controlling Requirements Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Walter Stinnett’s session, Monitoring and Controlling Requirements, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to...Read More

Project Requirements Management – Part 1: Introduction to Requirements Management Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Walter Stinnett’s session, Introduction to Requirements Management, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to...Read More

Projects are a People Thing: What if Success or Failure is not Based on Technology?

Running a project is akin to reading a book. You have a beginning (otherwise known as the project charter) and an ending (the project closeout). A book consists of many chapters, just as there are num...Read More

Project Take-Over Checklist

Looking for Red Flags Periodically during my career at IBM, a live project would be thrown “over the fence,” and, inevitably, hit me on the head while I was working on another full-time project. These...Read More

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...Read More

Timesavers

Saving Time with Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Macros. Project has many data manipulation tools and ways to set up easy access to different commands. Implementing these shortcuts will allow you to wor...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

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