Risk is My Friend

I like the way that the PMBOK Guide lays out the elements of risks as described in the processes of: Plan Risk Management Identify Risks Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Plan Risk Responses Monitor & Control Risks It is logical...

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

If I had to identify a single method/tool/process that is a must for project managers, it would be the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).  Yet, I am always amazed that in some of the advanced workshops that I conduct on project management very few practitioners...

Project Closeout

Arguably, one of the most underestimated activities in project management is closeout.  I’m not sure why this is the case but I have observed several projects where they were not properly close out but rather came to an abrupt end.  It often involved one of two...

Making the Most of those Training Workshops

This morning I kicked of a project management training workshop with a group of new entrants into the profession.  Its been a while since I had the opportunity to facilitate training for new PM practitioners as it seems that the last 5 years most of what I’ve...