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How to Manage Fixed Date Projects

What is a fixed date project? A fixed date project is one that has a defined -- and often unmovable -- end date for delivery. Hitting the date is compulsory, which means we can't plan the project as we would normally do using best practice scheduling techniques. Here are some examples of fixed ... READ the POST

Project Initiation Checklist [Free Download]

This month's free template is a project initiation checklist. It's a quick way to speed up finding out what you need to know from your project sponsor when you meet for the first time. Covering everything from what they think success looks like to who else needs to be involved, you can use ... READ the POST

Book review: Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t, and Why

Donald Asher’s book, Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't And Why is sub-titled '12 things you’d better do if you want to get ahead’. Now in it's second edition, it’s an easy read with a conversational style. Asher is a career development expert, with a special interest in graduate careers and ... READ the POST

How To Make Time for Professional Development

The best project managers invest time in professional development. It might not always be easy, but continually learning is one of the sure-fire ways of staying on top of the trends in project and program management. Finding the time to do professional development and keep your skills up can ... READ the POST

How to Earn PDUs Fast in 2021

Is your re-certification cycle coming to an end for your PMI certificate? Do you need to quickly get your PDU total up to the minimum so you can stay certified? You’re in the right place! Read on for tips for how to earn PDUs fast. PDUs are the Professional Development Units you need to ... READ the POST

Book review: Critical Chain

Critical Chain by Eliyahu M. Goldratt is a business novel that talks about creative ways to improve project delivery through managing dependencies. Written in 1997, it is now a classic text, but it still comes across as timely and challenging. To be honest, I wasn’t keen to read Critical Chain. ... READ the POST

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