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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Stop calling it SharePoint!

Too many times I hear at clients that people are building SharePoint applications. They tell their users that they are getting a SharePoint application. Users Bing (Google) SharePoint and imagine what they find. Stop, let’s think about this for a moment and change the technology to prove a point. If we were building an application […]
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Organizing my SharePoint dreams

In my last post I created a list of governance steps which should be considered and managed when deploying a SharePoint solution which were in no particular order; just written down as they came to mind.  Looking back over that list, I decided to organize those thoughts into a more formal project strategy. Before I […]
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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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