How to manage a project

Project management can seem overwhelming. However, if you follow the steps outlined in this article, you’ll understand that a project typically must be defined, planned, monitored & closed. Also, there is a lot of common sense that goes into successfully managing a project. Defining & understanding your project Scope, requirements, specifications, definitions, objectives To understand […]

Effective Stakeholder Analysis

Stakeholder Analysis is the first step in the Stakeholder Management process. In this article, we’ll define what a stakeholder is, how to identify your stakeholders, and the process you can use to map and analyze the stakeholders in your project. What is a Project Stakeholder? Let’s begin by defining what a stake holder is. The […]

Handling Conflicts in Project Teams

A team member challenges you about changes you’ve made to the project’s reporting templates, schedule and RACI matrix. How do you respond to this situation? Disagreements and conflicts are normal in any project. This situation requires patience, listening skills and other leadership skills. I would: Calm down as it is counterproductive to discuss when your […]

Reviewing and Improving Existing Project Management Processes

Map It Out: This step is about understanding your current project management process from start to finish. Visualizing your process can make it easier to identify what’s working, what isn’t, and where there might be room for improvement. To map out your process, you’ll need to document each stage of a project’s life cycle. Depending […]

Why do You need Project Planning?

Starting with the obvious, most people, project managers included, view planning as a tedious, less-than-thrilling endeavor. There’s a common temptation among teams to dive right in, get hands-on, and begin the actual work of the project. This rush into action often wins the favor of senior management, as they can immediately see things happening. However, […]

Top Interview Questions for Project Managers

Tell me about yourself Start with your current role: Describe your current position and your main responsibilities. Discuss your past experiences: Focus on relevant experiences that relate to the position you’re applying for. Share your future goals: Talk about the type of work you’re excited to do next and why this role interests you. Alternatively, […]

Project Planning

Let me begin by stating the obvious – most people (including project managers!) find planning fastidious and unexciting. You and your team might be highly tempted to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and start delivering the project. And senior management gets delighted because they see action happening. However, if you are not […]