• More Accurate Schedule
  • Manageable Work for Available Resources
  • Feel Like You're Herding Cats?

1,178 Page Project

PMI PMBoK has been published since 1996 and is due to release the 6th edition late 2017. You can read in detail its purpose and intent by clicking here. Having taken the PMP test and gone through PMI, CompTIA Project+, ITIL, and a number of other courses dealing with managing technology changes, I would summarize my experience…

Quick Meeting Recall

When you are going 1,000 miles per hour, you tend to push formalities aside and your essentials list gets smaller and smaller. One item you absolutely cannot miss doing is recapping every single project meeting. Here is how to do it quickly: For Microsoft Outlook, go to your calendar and right-click on your meeting invite, and…

Exclusions

Exclusions are anything that isn’t included as a deliverable or work for the project. It’s important to list exclusions in your scope documentation so there is no misunderstanding about features or deliverables once the product is complete.  Think of exclusions as corporate or user assumptions all interested parties might make from the gist or title…

Crisis Project

Your main developer quit, your QA tester is going on maternity leave, and the boss is planning to have your project all done when they get back from vacation. What do you do right now?  What is critical and what can wait? How can you be successful when so many things are going wrong. And…

More with Less Than Zero

Accounting resources at month-end Expedited contract review during an acquisition Stakeholder change of mind moving a deadline up 3 months Key developer, main business sponsor, funding pulled after 3 months of requirements refining I have experienced all of the about while managing projects.  I allow about 5 minutes to let the shock wear off and…

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Over 10 years’ experience managing projects in technology, office properties, and education. Past Bachelor of Science teacher for project management courses for certification. Routinely manage discovery, phased requirements, unplanned, and crisis projects to a successful completion.