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November 2015 - This month in Papers we review Going Beyond the Waterfall in which authors Barbara Davis and Darren Radford discuss Managing Scope Effectively Across the Project Life Cycle. In their view, "scope" should be seen as flexible and not rigid. In Musings, we revisit the idea of Word Hierarchies, especially in the domain of Project Management - from a Task up to the Portfolio level.
October 2015 - As a complement to our Guest Joe Marasco's Answergraph™ last month, Joe has now presented another nomograph designed to Predict Project Outcomes. You'll be surprised what you will learn about your project!
Projects for Profit - An Insider's Guide to Delivering Projects and Getting Paid by Robin Hornby is our Book Review this month. Robin has had extensive experience in the project industry and has diligently collected and now documented all that he has learned the hard way. This is a valuable practical book for private sector practitioners.
How realistic are Sustainable Project Management Practices in Construction? Or do we even know what we are talking about? See Musings for diverse opinions.
September 2015 - You are looking for an employment opportunity. You've done your homework and now have been invited to an interview. Do you know what questions you might be asked and how to answer them? Read our review of Lavie Margolin's book: Winning Answers to 500 Interview Questions in our Papers section this month.
You have to shorten the project schedule without cutting scope or quality and your team is already maxed out with overtime? How many people do you have to add to shorten the schedule, and is it worth it? Our Guest Joe Marasaco provides the solution with his Answergraph™ nomogram.
Helpful information for people in a hurry
It is not for me to tell you how to run your project — that's your decision. Nor am I trying to teach you project management — there are plenty of excellent books and courses to do that. You see, any fool can make things complicated, my goal is to keep it simple! Nevertheless, there are over 12,500 pages of project management information on this site and, to find what you are looking for, either:
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Issacons stands for Issues and Considerations and are sets of slides providing summary information responding to a specific question associated with a particular project management topic.
Designed to save hours of searching when all you want is a simple checklist, they provide the reader with succinct information. Issacons are more detailed than a plain bulleted list.
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My thoughts on various incidental project management topics.
A free-on-web comparative glossary (version 3.1) designed to show how many common terms mean different things to different people, thereby leaving you free to create your own distinct version for your particular project.
Points of view from other contributors.
Papers and Book Reviews: Thought provoking and valuable insights into project management. Books I have written.
Project management tip of the month
The right track principle: Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers
Project Management 101
Start here for a fun edutoon series on project management — things you should know but may have forgotten.
The Wideman Education Foundation ("WEF" 2007) is a registered charity tax-exempt status under the Canadian Federal Government Income Tax Act. WEF offers a win-win opportunity for donors and sponsors with a simple value proposition:
• Project competitions that introduce high school students to basic project management skills and experience
• Identification of enthusiastic students capable of teamwork and team leadership that benefit both family and community
• Planting the seeds of a future project-ready workforce for companies in need of project talent
"Great oaks from little acorns grow"
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The Wideman Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms
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Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration
expands on my original well-known book A Framework for Project and Program Management Integration published by the Project Management Institute in 1991. Find out more HERE. Also available as an E-Book. Order your copy HERE.