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People, not technology: new research

In June, Forrester released a report (*updated 3 Aug 2015: no longer available online) that concluded that IT projects are people projects: people management skills are essential for the successful design and implementation of the project. Experienced project managers will know that this is common ... READ the POST

LiquidPlanner: new version available!

I saw a demo of the latest version of LiquidPlanner, the project management scheduling and collaboration tool, on Tuesday. It’s now been released – and it’s still in the Beta testing phase so it’s still free! Bruce Henry took me, a life-long user of MS Project, through the main features. I have ... READ the POST

Tackling the issues of cross-border projects

This is the last in a 3-part series about managing cross-cultural and international teams. Missed the earlier posts? Read the first bit here, and the second bit here. The biggest issues for international projects are cultural understanding and communication. The former isn’t something that can be ... READ the POST

Review of ConceptDraw Project 3

Setting up a project is easy: anyone familiar with MS Project will be able to navigate around without problems. The main part of the screen shows the task list and Gantt chart. All the standard functionality is there: managing resources, costs, dependencies. I particularly like the ... READ the POST

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