PRINCE2: Project Management Method Explained

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Who is PRINCE2(r), for? The History of PRINCE2 (r) PRINCE2 Core Principles Continued business justification 2. Learn from your mistakes 3. Define roles and responsibilities 4. Stages are the best way to manage 5. Take care of the exceptions 6. Concentrate on the products 7. Tailor your suitability to the […]

PRINCE2(r), and PMBOK (r): How They Compare

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Diego Nei interviewed me for his Brazilian blog, Papo GP. (Talking PM – I believe I have that right). We talked about PRINCE2 (r), how to get qualified, and how it compares with the PMBOK (r) Guide. If you’re interested, you can read the interview online in Portuguese. Diego, however, […]

Review of PRINCE2 Agile Training: Logical Model Online Training

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Logical Model for Training Company Product reviewed: PRINCE2 Agile(r), Bundle (includes exam fees, self-paced online training and support, and mock exam). This training company also offers other products, including PRINCE2(r), PMP Prep, and other online PM courses such as How to Estimate, Recovery of Troubled Projects and Project Governance. You […]

How to host a brilliant kick off meeting

What is a kick-off meeting? Kick off meetings serve one purpose. When should a kickoff meeting be held? Participants at the kickoff meeting Invitation to the project kickoff meeting Your kick-off meeting agenda Project goals Scope of the project Project approach Roles of project team Potent roadblocks Next steps What length should a kickoffmeeting last? What to do after the […]

How to help your team manage project risk

Project management is more than just managing the work. Your team is also your responsibility. A resource management plan includes building the skills of your team. Usually, we think of this as the technical skills that they need to deliver the project. For example, taking a course on programming languages or improving their system maintenance skills. You should also take […]

How to go from technical expert to leader

Domenic was very intelligent, precise, and had great success in his current job (as a chemical engineer). He was offered the chance to be a team leader, a position he wanted and where he felt he could contribute. He accepted the role and was frustrated. He was frustrated because he spent hours per week in meetings where he had solutions […]

MindManager 2018: How to Get Started [Software Review]

Mindjet MindManager 2018 offers a powerful mindmapping and visual management program. I was asked to review it recently, so I created this tutorial on how to create your mindmap. Below are my overall thoughts about the product. (Full Disclosure: Although I was compensated for the article, my views are my own. This is an honest review/tutorial about how I used […]

How to get ready for next week

Sunday nights are full of activity in my house. This is what I love. Everyone seems relaxed after a weekend. On a typical Sunday, I spend the evening planning my outfit for the morning, packing my laptop bag and snack, and finding my train tickets. These are just work-related tasks that I need to do in order to be ready […]

New Course: Linux Essentials

You’ll find the new SPOTO training course “Linux Essentials” helpful, whether you’re new to Open Source software or want to improve your Linux skills. Shawn Powers teaches command line basics, scripting, creating and moving files, and other topics in this 20-video course. This course is for system administrators who are interested in learning Linux technology. Here’s the complete video listing […]