Project Management Articles

Do you have a question about a specific project management topic and need in-depth guidance and expert advice? Or maybe you want to hear from a practitioner about how a particular aspect of project management was applied on their project? You have come to the right place!

We have created the following series of project management articles and guides for you. They are in-depth discussions about some of the most most current key concepts and emerging practices in our fields. We provide definitions, expert quotes and a succinct definition for each topic. We discuss each all of them from many angles to answer all the questions that you may have. And each includes a list of recommended free-to-play podcast episodes so you can do a deep-dive. You've found the Ultimate Guide to Contemporary Project Management.

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Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management

Agile project management is on the rise and more and more businesses are adopting agile techniques as the default way they manage projects and deliver change. It’s easy to see why. One of the characteristics of agile projects is that there is constant collaboration with stakeholders and a focus on iteration. Being an agile project manager means delivering on an iterative basis, demonstrating value at every point to ensure the end result is exactly what the customer wanted.

Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management

Have you been asked to use Earned Value Management (EVM) on your projects or do you want to learn more about it? You're in the right place! In this article we'll first cover an earned value management definition so you're clear on what it is, and then discuss EVM principles, metrics, best practices and earned value management systems.
Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

You’ve probably heard of the term emotional intelligence before. It’s a way of thinking about how we impact the people around us. As project managers and leaders, it’s very important to be conscious of the impact we are having so we make the right impression at the right time.
Leadership

Leadership

‘Leadership’ is multi-faceted and includes knowledge of leadership theory, skills such as influencing, negotiating and coaching and behaviors like acting ethically. There’s a lot that goes into effective project leadership. Ready to dive in? We’ve got a wide selection of relevant podcasts on essential leadership skills for project managers to help you develop and grow your career.
Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching

As a project leader, you’re guiding and directing a team towards the end goal for a project. You’re also trying to help them build their skills. What can help you do just that? That’s right: leadership coaching. Let us help you learn more about this topic. You’ll take away tips and techniques to improve how you lead, and help you coach your own team to project and personal success.
Project Management

Project Management

Whether you are organizing a training session for your colleagues or planning to construct a huge engineering plan, project management will help you achieve what you need to do. Projects have a clear goal, which means we can plan how to get there and work through a structured plan to ensure that the goals are achieved.
Project Management Software

Project Management Software

The right project management software can help you surface useful data for decision-making on your project. It streamlines reporting, makes it easy for project team members to see what they need to do, and facilitates collaboration. In short, the right software tools help you deliver your project faster, more easily, and with everyone pulling in the same direction.
Project Manager

Project Manager

Being a project manager is a fantastic job. It’s a career that will give you so many opportunities in so many different areas. But you have to deliver projects to build a reputation as someone who is successful in the role. Let us help you learn more about the project manager function in an organization so you can build your career in the field. We’ll give you a description of what it means to be a project manager. You’ll take away practical tips and thought-provoking ideas for how to make your projects successful.
Project Plan

Project Plan

Every project needs a plan! But where do you start? How do you know what to include and what is important to think about before the project work begins? And what are the likely challenges you’ll see when putting together a structured project plan? On this page you'll find the answers to those questions and more! This is your one-stop guide to project planning.
Risk Management

Risk Management

A risk is an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on a project’s objectives. Managing those events is what project risk management is all about. Sometimes, you want to avoid a threat happening; sometimes it’s worth encouraging it. In this article we’ll look at the types of risk management, techniques you can use, the 5 ways to manage risk and lots of tips for handling this complex knowledge area on your own projects.
Scope Management

Scope Management

Ready to start working on your project? Hold on… first we need to define the project scope. The scope of the project is all the work required to achieve the deliverables. Project leaders plan scope management during project initiation so everyone is clear on what needs to be done. Managing scope also includes managing the inevitable changes while still balancing the need to complete the work on time and on budget.
Scrum Project Management

Scrum Project Management

Scrum project management might sound like a strange term, as there is no formal definition of the role of a project manager in Agile approaches. However, Scrum is often thought of as a way to deliver projects in an agile environment. Being able to effectively manage product development work using Scrum is a growing skill area for people in a variety of roles. In this Scrum project management guide, we’ll cover what you need to know about the Scrum project management framework regardless of your job title.

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