The PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition is Now Available!
The new edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition is now published and ready for use by project teams and project manager worldwide. I just downloaded my free copy provided to member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), and plan to spend some time this week reading through it to see […]
Using a Style Guide for Your Project Documents
Did you ever read a project document and immediately recognize that it was written by many different people? It can be easy to tell when we stick together different sections of our documents that were written by different authors. Sure would be nice if all of our project documents looked like they were written by […]
Ten Things to Include in Your Project Management Plan
A buddy of mine recently asked me to list the top ten things I try to include when building a project management plan. Since the plan is way more than a schedule (think “project road map with some detailed instructions in certain areas”), I had to put my thinking cap on and prioritize my favorite […]
How do You Define ”Completed Work” on Your Project?
Ever been in a situation where completed project work was not complete at all? Not a good thing for any project manager or for the project team. Have you considered providing guidance to your team members and defining what “complete” really means? Try asking your team members about their completed project work using one or […]
The PRINCE2® Approach to Team Status Reports
Regularly scheduled status reporting can add some serious overhead to your project. It’s not always easy for a project manager to get the information that they need when they need it. How can you get your team members to provide you with the right information at the right time? Perhaps you should consider the PRINCE2 […]