For every project there are three constraints of Scope, Time and Cost which determine the project baseline. The baseline is used as a performance measure to analyze and approve/reject changes or deviations to the project… In this article I’m going to describe what project baseline means and will also give an example of how to manage the baseline.
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Accountability makes projects successful. Accountability ensures that the 80/20 of a project manager’s effort will be put on expectations, milestones and performance which are success drivers. When the manager is accountable for his/her decisions and actions, the project is likely to be delivered according to the expectations of the executive staff… In this article, let’s talk more about how to ensure the project manager’s accountability.
I’ve been working as a project manager for years, and today I can say for sure that in my profession there is a lot of discussion about what characteristics make a project manager good at PM (project management). Some people think that strategic thinking along with leadership is the greatest characteristic. Others point out analysis and communication as the major characteristics, and so on
Recently I heard from my colleagues (who’re project managers just like me) that after passing their PMI PMP certification exams they found it difficult to implement the ideas of the PMBOK® Guide within their projects. The point was, my colleagues didn’t realize that real-life project management (PM) was something different than the content of the PMBOK® Guide. Just memorizing and learning situational ideas and typical case studies of the manual didn’t allow them to practice effective PM… So, in this article I wanted to highlight three main rules that allowed my friends to put the ideas of the PMBOK® Guide into practice. I hope my suggestions will help you do effective PM as well.
Project control is a series of processes and steps that a project manager in cooperation with other management staff carries out to control the project in terms of progress, quality, changes, products, commitments and other critical concerns. The ultimate purpose of project control is to manage project work during each stage of the implementation lifecycle and to prepare the project for the next stage. In this article you will find out how to control a project in 5 steps.