Lynda Bourne

Project Reports and the PMBOK

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; mainly due to the distributed information.  This short article will map the flow. The starting point is Chapter 3.8 – Project Information This section recognises information […]

 Paul Naybour

What is a Gantt Chart?

What is a Gantt Chart?

When Henry Gantt invented his planning chart is was actually used for scheduling resources in a machine tool shop in the 1910s.  Patrick Weaver has an exclent article describing the historic use of a Gantt chart at  http://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/PMWJ5-Dec2012-WEAVER-Henry-Gantt-Debunking-Myths-Featured-Paper.pdf. Interestingly Henry Gantt did not work on project management at all, he was a colleague of Frederick Taylor […]

 Krishna Kumar

7 Project Management Tools that are making Life Simpler for Project Managers

7 Project Management Tools that are making Life Simpler for Project Managers

Today, project management tools available on a cloud model or web-only model come in various types. Some can be all encompassing “does it all” solutions while others are much simpler. Certain project management tools have specific defining methodology behind how they work. For instance, Trello and Agile Zen along with Blossom.io follow the Kanban method […]

 Lucian Ioan

How To Increase Productivity – Choosing The Right Productivity Tools

How To Increase Productivity – Choosing The Right Productivity Tools

Every person at some point in his life starts to feel the need to get more organized for a better productivity. Some have this revelation sooner, others later and a few of them will never have such needs… Depending on each individual a better organized work style may be reflected in the use of different […]

 Myriam Balezou

New white paper recommends revolutionary approach to measurement of projects

New white paper recommends revolutionary approach to measurement of projects

Leading project management company, Acando, has published a new white paper which challenges the current method of measurement within project management. The white paper, ‘Don’t measure time and cost’, takes a critical look at the use of time and cost as metrics for judging the success of a project. The latest white paper forms part […]

 Elizabeth Harrin

200th Project Management Podcast released

Popular podcast celebrates 200 episodes of helping people understand project management with an interview extravaganza show. SILVERADO, November 29, 2011 – The 200th episode of The Project Management Podcast is released today, celebrating 6 years of bringing project management topics to beginners and experts. The four-part episode includes interviews with twenty project management experts who […]

 Lucian Ioan

Project Management Solutions To Better Control Your Business

Project Management Solutions To Better Control Your Business

Any business needs some management solutions to get organized and stay on the floating line. Unfortunately, many organizations are forced to rely on paper trails and email-chains. These outdated methods were replaced by newer project management solutions. There are different types of such solutions for a wide range of working domains and for many kinds […]

 Lucian Ioan

Project Management Tools For Project Managers

Project Management Tools For Project Managers

A well done project management is one of the keys to a projects success. Pretty sure every one of us manages projects using some kind of tools. But the right project management tool does not replace the knowledge and experience of a project manager. It only helps him in the process of managing a project. […]