How to build an effective steering committee
Far too many sponsors, executives and project managers waste time in ineffective steering committee meetings. Dr Lynda Bourne provides advice that could save your project control board thousands of dollars in wasted time.
Newspeak for project managers
The way words shape people’s thinking can be very powerful. This power can be used for both good and bad and is an important element in effective communication, writes Dr Lynda Bourne. How can we use lessons from Nineteen Eighty-Four in our projects?
Product versus work breakdown structure
What’s the difference between PBS and WBS? asks Pat Weaver. While the product breakdown structure and work breakdown structure look very similar, they serve different needs. Both have important roles to play in the project planning and control process.
4 key skills of a project manager
It is a given and a prerequisite that project managers must possess certain skills and qualities before they are given the responsibility of managing projects. According to Rajiv Mathur, here are four they need to call upon in the midst of a project.