Should Project Managers be Leaders or Administrators?

This is a question I hear a lot when working with the government and private sector. Should project managers be leaders or administrators? This question implies assumptions and spurs additional questions. The assumption is what role the project manager plays within the organization. In reality this role is different in different organizations. Additional questions will […]
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Creating a Project Management Methodology: Controlled Start, Middle and End

Before we begin to define the details of our project management methodology, let’s have a look at the three key parts of our project life cycle: the controlled start, middle and end of the project. When I think about my projects, one way to keep in mind what needs to be done is to know […]
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Creating a Project Management Methodology: Identify and Integrate the Existing Stuff

Congratulations! Your new project management methodology development project is a ‘go’ and it’s time to start building!  Be sure to do a gap analysis and look at the existing stuff that is already out there or that may impact your efforts as you move forward. Existing stuff includes a lot of things  It is essential […]
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Making Changes to your Projects? Steps to ensure success.

Are you planning some changes in the way you do things on your projects? If this is true, you might want to assess how difficult the changes will be and what steps you should take to ensure success. For some great ideas check out the following web-site on Change Management: http://theheartofchange.com and complete their Change […]
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Do you need a Project Management Office?

Do you need a Project Management Office? Are you working within a busy project environment and wondering whether a PMO would be beneficial or not? I have two questions for you: 1. What kind of pain is your project management environment experiencing? 2. Would the benefits of a typical PMO be of any worth to […]
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