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Planning Or Execution Which Is More Difficult?

Project planning and execution both plays important role in the successful completion of any project. Execution of a project totally depends upon what you've planned for your project. If the project planning is done properly then there will be less chances of risk to the project. Once a project plan is ready then for its execution, one can use...

Difference Between Project, Program, Portfolio and Operational Work

PMP certification focus on applying best practices for managing project but no it is not mandatory to apply all the rules and a project manager needs to use his own judgement what to follow in real world. Difference between Project, Program & Portfolio As per PMBOK fifth edition project is a temporary endeavour with a start and end date, it provides a unique...

How to identify foreseen/unforeseen risks in your project?

Risks can be foreseen or expected resulting in contingencies built into your project plan. A good project manager is able to identify the issue at the earliest, work out a solution to mitigate the problem and align the expectation of the stakeholders. Some of the risk can be Natural calamities. Major requirement or design/architectural changes in the middle of the project. Impacts to project in...

Importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in Project Management (PM) and its success

Project Managers must develop certain skills that allow them to have a good relationship with both their staff and prospective customers. This would significantly assist in building better relationships, motivating teams, negotiating and managing change which can augment the chances of a project's success. What it mean is that the emotions have to be considered in the 2 ways: from the...

Need Of Governance In An Organization

It is important for every individual to understand the need and what outcome the top management is looking to achieve with the implementation of governance. And then find out the cracks and how PMO (Project Management Office) can successfully build projects & process to fix them. As per the international standards (ISOs) relating to projects and project management you...

Why Would You Create a Project Backlog If Not Following Scum Or Agile methodology?

If someone begins with creating a product backlog, they are probably trying to establish an agile mentality over time and this may be an initial step. A "product backlog" serves a similar purpose as a WBS. It serves to bring the business users and the development team much more closely as they both see the same object, and provide their...

Project Management Ideas That Need Alteration

Many companies have policies, procedures, and training for a uniform approach to project management. One of the major reasons for poor project uniformity is the proposal which is the foundation for the project. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced project manager, project management standards and procedures, if followed consistently would benefit you to achieve your objectives better....

How To Increase The Value Of Reusing Plan/Schedule Templates

Templates are a great way to ensure an even deployment of practices, and they also help in making sure critical tasks are not left out of new project plans. If it is a suitable template and not subject to legal constraints, then, don't reinvent the wheel. Part of the reason people employ Project Managers is that they have the...

Importance of Planning For Project’s Testing

Testing and quality control are essential part of every project and it is recommended to add that doing your best to "do it right the first time" to reduce the number of defects that will be found during testing and subsequent re-work (quality assurance) may be even more important. The idea that a project would release software, for example,...

Appropriate Use Of Power By A Project Manager

To be successful, one always needs help from others. Some who do realize the necessity of power and politics to achieve things, of course, are basically not so. They are using these skills to further things that those who shy away will not get done. Every great leader understands and uses power. Power does not need to display the repugnant...

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