We covered a good piece of the theory of planning process. Most probably you wonder how on earth should you do all that. In real life, there is always a mess. No one ever gives you enough time to work like a textbook describes. Moreover, nobody cares. I want to tell you a story. It is about … [Read more...] about How to Act as a Successful PM Before Planning Process
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Inaccurate requirements gathering is a top-cited cause of project failure. That is what PMI’s Pulse of the Profession™ research says. So what role can a project manager play in requirements definition? How can we improve chances of project success? As a project manager, I had various experience. … [Read more...] about How to Define Requirements and Important Role of Project Manager
Do you know what I see when I talk about Project Management Plan? I see fear or misunderstanding. They imagine Project Management Plan as a pile of formally written text. And there are signatures of a senior manager on every page. But let's try to demystify the major document on any project. So … [Read more...] about Practical Guide to Useful Project Management Plan
I know you do not have time. Not even to read this post. It is so much you need to do! No time to learn. I know, I thought the same. However, let me show you how to find more time and improve your project management knowledge without too much overhead. … [Read more...] about How to Find More Time and Start Learning
I think that a project manager is solely responsible for project planning. However, in my opinion, he (or she) should never try to produce a project plan alone. It is hard for me to sell the benefits of creating a plan by only facilitating planning activities. So I will share a story from my … [Read more...] about How to Build a Project Management Team of Your Dream
In theory, stakeholder management looks like an easy and logical process. It is not all unicorns in real life though! Books and articles will hardly tell you that it is ugly and quite often involves manipulation, misleading, sabotage, and framing. Think about it for a moment. There is a … [Read more...] about Good, Bad, and Ugly Stakeholders and How to Deal With Them