Creating a Project Management Methodology: Define Your 4 Key Strategies

When building your project management method, it is essential to frame it with at least four key strategies for:  (1) quality management, (2) configuration management, (3) change management and (4) risk management.   Each of these strategic areas needs a well-defined and approved standard in place to govern project activities that typically take place at an organizational […]
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This Project Manager’s Ingredients for a Great 2010!

Happy 2010, everyone! I have been thinking about my recipe for project management this coming year, and here are my top ingredients I plan to add to the mix known as ‘Susan Weese, Project Manager’: A large dash of common sense, used frequently on my upcoming projects 1 tablespoon of patience, added in to all […]
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Add Competent Project Managers to Your Project Management Methodology!

As we get ready to enter a new year, let’s talk a bit about another key element of your project management methodology: the underlying competencies required for effective and successful project managers. I recently had a client ask me to name my top 3 competencies for successful project managers. Here’s my list and why I […]
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Using the PMBOK® Guide to Build a Practical Project Management Process

Many project managers, after passing their PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam, find it difficult to apply the principles of the PMBOK® Guide (A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge,3rd Edition) when managing their projects at work. That’s largely because using the PMBOK® Guide as the basis for real-world project management requires […]
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Creating a Project Management Methodology: Building an Effective Road Map

Now that we have taken a high-level look at the three key parts of the project life cycle, it’s time to start mapping our project management methodology to the typical phases or stages found in our current projects. If you have an existing Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) this is the time to dust it […]
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