Maximizing Project Performance – Part 2: Capacity Planning

Welcome to the second installment in my three part series on maximizing project profits. In this second segment, let's examine the role of good…


Maximizing Project Performance - Part 1: Budgets

In this first installment of this three part series on maximizing project profits, I'd like to consider the overall project manager task of budget…


Risk Management for the Real PM World

Risk management. Why not every time, every project...in detail? It makes absolute sense, right? The process of performing risk management on the…


The Grey Line Between Project Success and Failure

I’ve written a lot about project success factors and thoughts on why projects fail. I've done surveys and received lots of feedback from readers and…


Recovering from a Poorly Planned Project

Planning. Plan to succeed. “Plans are nothing...planning is everything.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Make Planning the Project Part of the Project

Should planning the project be tasks that are included in the project?  I think most of us would say yes.  I know I think so and that's how I create…


6 Key Steps to Taking Over a Project in Mid-Stream

Have you ever been asked to step onto a project as a project manager in mid-stream to help out or fill in for an outgoing PM or possibly try to “save…


Having Trouble Closing the Project?

Closeout isn't any easy time for project managers. You'd think they would be feeling relief. Rather, it's closer to anxiety. You know the scenario ….…


Should Project Managers Lead or Guide on Complex Projects?

You always think of the project manager as the go-to person on the project. And for the most part – at least as a figure head – I think that's true.…


Challenges Keep the Team Focused on Project Success

A project that goes off without any issues, risks and challenges seems like a great thing.  And maybe it has it's place, but challenges are a good…


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