Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Top-down or Bottom-up?Learn more: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Top-down or Bottom-up?
A work breakdown structure (WBS)is the key element to defining the project strategy. It is the foundational element of planning upon which everything else will be built, alongside the RACI, timeline, and project team. Let’s consider it the framework of the project. Getting the framework right is the first step in assuring you have the…
What is a RACI Matrix?Learn more: What is a RACI Matrix?
A RACI matrix assigns clear roles for each team member for the duration of a project. Every member of the project team is assigned a clear role and expectations:
Establishing Trust with Your TeamLearn more: Establishing Trust with Your Team
Trust is important in all relationships; professional and team relationships are no different. Trust is the underpinning of honest, open communication and transparency. Project managers are the primary communicator across the team, vendors, stakeholders, and leadership, making communication that can be trusted critical to project and program success. The Importance of Trust in Project Management…
RFQ, RFP, RFI: What’s the Difference?Learn more: RFQ, RFP, RFI: What’s the Difference?
At some point, most organizations will need to acquire vendor support. To obtain the support, organizations will issue various request documents to gather information and evaluate available vendors’ qualifications and pricing. This discovery process is launched when the organization issues a Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP), or a Request for Information (RFI).…
Find a Project Timeline Template for Any ProjectLearn more: Find a Project Timeline Template for Any Project
A key component of a project is the project timeline. Having understanding and visibility into what needs to happen, when, and by whom is the driving force of implementing a project successfully. There are multiple documents and artifacts that can provide that information. This information will be found in a project management plan, the project…
Top Project Manager Tips & AdviceLearn more: Top Project Manager Tips & Advice
In the past five years, the project management industry has seen significant growth in terms of job opportunities. Northeastern University reports that “as of 2017, 71% of global organizations have a project management office (PMO).” By 2027, it is estimated that there will be another 22 million jobs added to the project management sector. As…
Difference Between Agile and Waterfall: Software Development MethodologiesLearn more: Difference Between Agile and Waterfall: Software Development Methodologies
Over the past five years organizations have been making a strong, concerted push to shift to a more agile project management framework from the traditional waterfall model. What is waterfall? And why are organizations pivoting away from it?
The True Cost of OverallocationLearn more: The True Cost of Overallocation
Within any organization, there are often go-to people; those who can be relied on to get things done or have the expertise or experience needed for a particular project. Oftentimes, these individuals are called upon for multiple projects, which can lead to overallocation. Overallocation of anything is simply trying to get more out of something…
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