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Project Team Selection and Communication PMP Process Improvement Project Management 

Project Team Selection and Communication

One of the first tasks for a Project Manager after he is assigned a project is to select a team. This task if done properly will assure project success. I have enumerated some key points for any Project Manager to consider. Take care to choose the right people. Pick them for their skills and abilities as they apply to your particular project. You don’t necessarily need the person most qualified in absolute terms, but you need the person most qualified for your specific project. Concentrate on the skills you need…

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Project Management And The Art Of War PMP Project Management Strategy 

Project Management And The Art Of War

Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” is known as one of the most respected treatises on military strategy in history. The manuscript was written around 475 -221 B.C.E. But the Art of War deals with more than just military strategy; it also addresses issues of leadership, management skills, decision making and team building, which the modern Project Manager would do well to study. In this article I will present the teachings of this great military tactician and offer my interpretations as they pertain to the realm of project management. Sun Tzu:“The power…

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Do You Have What It Takes To Become a Project Manager? PMP Project Management 

Do You Have What It Takes To Become a Project Manager?

The most successful project managers are those who can consistently deliver on time and within budget, with projects that match or exceed stakeholders’ expectations. As project managers, we have to maintain a view of the “big picture” and guide the project to success, whilst handling the day-to-day tasks, and dealing with any crises that may arise. So the most obvious question to answer is what  qualities or skills must a Project Manager possess to succeed? I have enumerated five qualities that I believe are essential for success. ORGANIZATION AND TIME MANAGEMENT: There are numerous tasks…

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Six Strategies to Ensure Project Completion PMP Project Management 

Six Strategies to Ensure Project Completion

Critical to the success of any organization in today’s economy is its ability to seamlessly coordinate activities between all its departments. Additionally, each department is expected to produce more with fewer resources. Although it is imperative that improvements be made in every corner of the organization, this article discusses some strategies to improve the efficiency of the PMO. I had the good fortune of handling projects for Fortune 500 companies with stakeholders situated in multiple global locations. It is my desire to help readers avoid making some of the errors…

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