Last week I came across a really interesting blog entry from Adeline Teoh, the editor of projectmanger.com.au.Â Looking back at project management as a profession over the last 30 years, the article talks about how there has been a paradigm shift in project management, whereby the profession is no longer confined to just construction and defence
Since March, Iâ€™ve been keeping this blog updated from my new home for the next few months in Northern China. The internet and my laptop have been a godsend here, with the ability to remotely connect to my email and Microsoft Dynamics CRM in our offices in Australia, and also by using Skype to connect
First off, I have to admit that I actually came across the idea for this blog whilst I was catching up on the hype surrounding the royal wedding. I know you either love it or you hate it, but I admit that I tuned into BBC World News on Friday afternoon along with 3 billion
We often encounter problems on a project, and sometimes even the best of project management practices isnâ€™t able to avoid them. But we know there are also those other problems on a project that should never have arisen in the first place. Sometimes it comes down to the way the project is managed, and the
I recently came across an interesting survey from Cognitive Technologies Inc that looked to investigate theÂ correlation between project success and the type and â€˜maturityâ€™ of project management toolsemployed by organisations.
Good communication between a project manager and his or her project team, clients and subcontractors has always been an important aspect of successful project management. There are tons of blogs out there on how to improve project communication, and many project failures can often be attributed to poor communication between the project team. Project management
Have you worked in an organisation where there has been no central database for everyone to manage a project from? Not havingÂ a central database has many implications for the way the project is managed, but one seemingly simple one that can drive employees nuts is that project managers often need to create their own report
Since childhood Iâ€™m sure most of us have been continually told about the benefits of team work and how success is often achieved when people work together. Motivational speakers feast on team work and collaboration and sometimes the meaning can get lost in mushy motivational stories about working together.
As the days of managing projects with pencils, foolscap and good old brain power morphed into days of spreadsheets and shoeboxes, people began to realise that spreadsheets could actually provide them with a better way of doing things. Now we are experiencing a similar transition from spreadsheets and shoeboxes to an even better way of
There has been a lot of buzz around the concept of â€˜cloud computingâ€™ lately, and you may have seen Microsoftâ€™s â€˜to the cloudâ€™ global advertising campaign. But even after all this buzz, I still find the concept hasnâ€™t been fully explained for the average â€˜non techieâ€™. Starting out at IPM Global as a â€˜non techieâ€™