Quote of the Day

“Don’t equate activity with efficiency. You are paying your key people to see the big picture. Don’t let them get bogged down in a lot of meaningless meetings and paper shuffling. Announce a Friday afternoon off once in a while. Cancel a Monday morning meeting or two. Tell the cast of characters you’d like them to spend the amount of time normally spent preparing for attending the meeting at their desks, simply thinking about an original idea”.

Harvey Macka

Mastering the Basics of Project Management: The Complete Series (until now)

In my series mastering the basics of project management  that I started in 2010I used to focus on technical aspects of the work (e.g., tool, templates, or technique to help manage scope, schedules, and people), according to the PMBOK 4th and 5th editions. Below you will find the complete list of the articles posted until now.

  1. Mastering the Basics of Project Management: The Project Cost and Budget Management
  2. Mastering the Basics of Project Management: Managing Distributed Project Teams
  3. Mastering the basics of project management: Establishing Team Rules of Engagemen
  4. Mastering the basics of project management: the Project Leadership
  5. Mastering the Basics of Project Management: Writing Better e-mails
  6. Mastering the basics of project management: the Project Plan – Part 1
  7. Mastering the basics of project management: Goal and Objectives Settings
  8. Mastering the basics of project management: Scheduling techniques and time management
  9. Mastering the basics of project management: what a project really is?

Bonus 1Mastering the Project Manager Mindset: Foundational Skills

Bonus 2Three Essential Leadership Behaviors for Project Managers

Bonus 3Some Reasons Why Our IT Projects Continue To Fail

Bonus 4: Are You Prepared to Face These 12 Traits of a Modern Leader?