Archive for November, 2012

  • waterfall project management

    Waterfall Project Management — Can It Work for You?

    Waterfall Project Management (Waterfall PM) is one of the styles of project management that I discussed in an earlier article. It is like any of the other models of project management — you need to study the process represented by the particular style to understand […]

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    Project Management Styles — What is Right for You?

    Did you know there are several project management styles that can help you be more effective depending on the industry you are in? A lot of what I write about is related to following the rigid rules of project management as they are presented in books […]

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  • Why Certifications Matter — Huffington Post Article

    Why Certifications Matter — Huffington Post Article

    Here is a PDF of the article. If you would like to read the original article on the Huffington Post website, click here. Why certifications matter   Mike RussellI am the author of this site, and what I say goes. I love talking about the […]

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    Managing Stakeholder Expectations — Keeping Your Job

    Managing stakeholder expectations is all about communicating the progress of your project through the implementation stage. If you communicated with them during the pre-planning and planning stages, key stakeholders and team members should both be aware of your project scope, the WBS, key performance indicators […]

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    Create a WBS — Time to Get Things Done

    Creating your WBS (or work breakdown structure) is a very important step in the planning process and one that you should dedicate significant time to. I have seen planning teams rush through this step only to have to spend additional time as they try to […]

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  • Adoption

    Timeout for Family

    Being a Dad again is great, but adding a child to your family through adoption is awesome. I know this has nothing to do with project management, but this is my website and I set the rules. Call it scope creep if you will, but […]

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    Communication and Project Management

    Communication in business is always important, but communication during the planning and implementation of a project you have just accepted as a project manager is ultimately what will determine if you keep your job or not. If you cannot effectively communicate, you may want to […]

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    How Long Will this Take — Establishing Project Timelines

    The process of estimating how long your project will take you and establishing project timelines reminds me of the old school strategies of drill sergeants where they test the ability of their new enlistee to perform under pressure by asking questions that have no right […]

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