Project management associations worldwide are at the forefront of the push to have project management recognised as a profession, but what does professional project management look like? asks Dr Lynda Bourne.
Organisational agility is being promoted as the ‘silver bullet’ to create value and eliminate project failures, but methodologies, standard operating procedures and organisational maturity also underpin success, writes Dr Lynda Bourne.
The busy life of a project manager means there’s little time to sharpen or even learn new skills so it’s important to select and read books that are relevant to your level and experience. Amy Cowen recommends a few for the shelf.
One of the less well-understood parts of the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition has been the significant refinement in the way project data is transformed into useful project reports. Lynda Bourne explains the flow.
A project’s outcome is directly determined by the design of the communication environment of the project where the solutions that teams come up with mirror the structure of those teams. Mark Phillips explains how this determines project outcomes.
The PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition recognises the importance of organisations realising value from their investment in a project. But what exactly is ‘value’? Lynda Bourne proposes three ways of determining value.
There exists an important additional constraint to managing projects which is always considered in project needs but not necessarily thought of as a key constraint: user or customer satisfaction. PM Oracles on how to include customer satisfaction in quality requirements.