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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Project Management Public Relations

    There is a strong element of selling in Project Management. Project management is usually about change and change almost always strikes resistance. The Project Manager has to sell the change, and prepare those who will be impacted to accept the change. A good Project Manager will always be asking "How...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Selling Portfolio Management: A Case Study

    Portfolio Management should be a 'No brainer' to sell to an organisation. Unfortunately it is not that easy. This paper will take you through a case study of how Portfolio Management was presented within one organisation. Portfolio Management was initially raised as an answer to a problem the organisation faced....

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Level Of Discipline In A Project

    A constant complaint from those involved in projects is that there is too much bureaucracy. A process has been set up and it must be followed regardless of the size or complexity of the project. One size fits all. This paper covers some of the things to consider when deciding...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Hypocrisy In Project Management

    Business is full of hypocrisy. It is not to say business is not making sensible decisions. It depends on what motivates those decisions. Most often it is the shareholders perspective. Maybe if we put on more telephone staff we will encourage phone contact and end up costing us more money....

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Design For Hybrid Agile Adoption

    Traditional software lifecycle models, such as waterfall, have declined in popularity in recent years due to the increasing demands on projects to accommodate changing business requirements, to control ever-larger and more complex requirements, and to reliably deliver the expected business results. The rapidly changing business climate is placing new and...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Process Driven PPM: Getting The Most Out Of Your New Product Development Projects

    From R&D to Customer Service, effectively serving the Value Chain is an integral part of an organization's success when bringing new products to market. The fact is, many organizations run their New Product Development (NPD) projects in siloed environments not taking into account all of the elements that can impact...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Effective Project Communication Management

    Communication is among the more important factors for success in project management. Communication is the fuel that keeps the project running smoothly. The three major factors related to an information technology project success are: User involvement, executive management and a clear statement of requirements. A failure to communicate is often...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Legal Concepts In Contract And Project Management

    As a project manager, especially in large engineering projects, there are many legal concerns in contracts, damages and injuries. However different countries and provinces have different law system so it is hard for PMI to integrate the details into the body of knowledge. Although the legal reference background is based...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Project Perfect

    Today's successful project management teams must add value to the business they support. They must be able to offer solutions supporting their company's strategy, in addition to developing Gantt charts. Project members who acquire and practice four key skills can become meaningful contributors to their project team and their company....

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Motivating A Project Team - Part 1

    We all know that a motivated team will achieve more than an unmotivated team. The difficulty is creating a motivated team. This first paper talks about some of the factors behind the art of motivation. Notice the author says "Art", not "Science". Motivation is a blend of technique, understanding and...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Project Managing A New Boat

    The author has always been a sailing boat rather than a power boat type of person. The author has owned a number of yachts, the last of which was an S&S 30. Unfortunately the family was not into sailing. As the years went on the yacht just sat on a...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Review of New Project Management Trends

    This paper provides a consolidated review of near future trends in research topics on project management from different authoritative sources. The research is based on a literature review of several articles in Project Management Journals from 2008 and 2009. This paper also provides some recommendations and insights based on the...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    A Different View Of Project Risk

    There are lots of articles and papers on risk management on the web. This paper on risk takes a different perspective. It looks at risk in three dimensions. The point of this paper is to make people realise that project risks happen in a context. You as a Project Manager...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Selling Risk Management

    The authors sometimes forget that project related activities are not as clear to business people as they are to them. In particular risk management can be seen as a low key part of the project by some business people. The author remembers trying to organise a risk workshop so that...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Timeboxing

    Timeboxing is a somewhat overlooked technique in project management. It has been around for decades and seems to go through periods of being fashionable, then unfashionable. This paper on timeboxing explains what it is, when to use timeboxing, and how to run a timebox. Going back to basics, a project...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Risk Management on Enterprise Architecture and System Integration

    This paper highlights and consolidates interesting risk management topics for enterprise information systems from enterprise architect and system integration perspectives. The paper first highlights concepts of advanced risk modelling, enterprise architecture and how these two disciplines are related. Afterwards, the paper will consolidate all the common risk factors people have...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Project Management Multitasking

    The term "Multitasking" has been used to describe the act of focusing on many things at once. It is almost a survival technique to cope with the flood of information coming the way. Life is becoming more complex with many more things needing the attention. Project Management is no different....

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Dynamics of Project Management

    This paper suggests project management methods and practices can move from a static, unidirectional framework, to a dynamics, multidirectional framework. It focuses on how project role dynamics and process dynamics can benefit a modern complicated project environment. Although some of the dynamic practices are well known informally, the whole framework...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Project Management Office External Affairs Strategy

    This paper discusses the external affairs of Project Management Offices instead of focusing on the internals. Most of the obstacles to establishing a PMO are beyond the CIO and PMO Manager's control. There are external factors within the enterprise that will hinder progress of a PMO implementation. Considering a PMO...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Improving The Accuracy Of Function Points Counts

    The Function Point (FP) Analysis model was invented by Allan Albrecht in 1979 as an alternative to the "Lines of Code" model for sizing software. Since then it has arguably become the most popular method of software sizing and is still relevant almost 30 years after it was invented. Practitioners...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    7 "S" Of Defects Occurrence - A Case Study

    Recent software development models show how the testing activities relate to the development activities. There are defects in the software products developed by software vendors, even though there is an involvement in testing at an early stage in the software development life cycle. If we conduct a defect prevention or...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Improving Project Estimation Effectiveness

    The three pillars for the success of any project are cost, effort and quality. The foundation of these pillars is based on estimation technique used for the project. However, historically it has been observed that lots of projects experience cost, effort and schedule overrun or poor quality. In most of...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Improving Software Quality

    The objective of this paper is to put forward the author's personal thoughts on some of the best practices in project management. They can be followed across any type of projects with any kind of software development methodologies to increase the software quality. The main aim is to identify defects...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Tools For Creating Innovative Ideas

    There is little need to state that good ideas are invaluable. Some of them have led to world class inventions or reengineered the way business is done or brought about dramatic improvements in products or services offered. It is imperative that one do not lose any new ideas when they...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2007

    Areas Of Expertise For A Project Manager

    The Project Manager is responsible for managing the project to meet the project objectives. A project is successful only if it meets all of it objectives completely. Most Project Managers do not realize that they are lacking knowledge of what good Project Management involves and why it is so important....

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2005

    Project Management & Software Development Methodology

    Aside from the commercially available methodologies such as Prince 2 and Rational Unified Process, there are many methodology developed to suit individual organisations. This white paper sets out to provide a better understanding of methodologies, and how they can be developed and implemented. It is important to differentiate between a...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2005

    Overview of Agile Management & Development Methods

    This paper presents an overview of Agile Project Management & Development Methods. The paper will describe the deficiency of normal project development processes, who started Agile Management & development method, what is it made up of and who should use it, differences between Agile development processes and normal development processes,...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2005

    Project Management & Software Development Methodology

    Aside from the commercially available methodologies such as Prince 2 and Rational Unified Process, there are many methodology developed to suit individual organisations. This white paper sets out to provide a better understanding of methodologies, and how they can be developed and implemented. It is important to differentiate between a...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2005

    Overview of Agile Management & Development Methods

    This paper presents an overview of Agile Project Management & Development Methods. The paper will describe the deficiency of normal project development processes, who started Agile Management & development method, what is it made up of and who should use it, differences between Agile development processes and normal development processes,...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Project Managing A New Boat

    The author has always been a sailing boat rather than a power boat type of person. The author has owned a number of yachts, the last of which was an S&S 30. Unfortunately the family was not into sailing. As the years went on the yacht just sat on a...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Process Driven PPM: Getting The Most Out Of Your New Product Development Projects

    From R&D to Customer Service, effectively serving the Value Chain is an integral part of an organization's success when bringing new products to market. The fact is, many organizations run their New Product Development (NPD) projects in siloed environments not taking into account all of the elements that can impact...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Hypocrisy In Project Management

    Business is full of hypocrisy. It is not to say business is not making sensible decisions. It depends on what motivates those decisions. Most often it is the shareholders perspective. Maybe if we put on more telephone staff we will encourage phone contact and end up costing us more money....

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Effective Project Communication Management

    Communication is among the more important factors for success in project management. Communication is the fuel that keeps the project running smoothly. The three major factors related to an information technology project success are: User involvement, executive management and a clear statement of requirements. A failure to communicate is often...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Project Management Public Relations

    There is a strong element of selling in Project Management. Project management is usually about change and change almost always strikes resistance. The Project Manager has to sell the change, and prepare those who will be impacted to accept the change. A good Project Manager will always be asking "How...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    A Different View Of Project Risk

    There are lots of articles and papers on risk management on the web. This paper on risk takes a different perspective. It looks at risk in three dimensions. The point of this paper is to make people realise that project risks happen in a context. You as a Project Manager...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    7 "S" Of Defects Occurrence - A Case Study

    Recent software development models show how the testing activities relate to the development activities. There are defects in the software products developed by software vendors, even though there is an involvement in testing at an early stage in the software development life cycle. If we conduct a defect prevention or...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Improving Project Estimation Effectiveness

    The three pillars for the success of any project are cost, effort and quality. The foundation of these pillars is based on estimation technique used for the project. However, historically it has been observed that lots of projects experience cost, effort and schedule overrun or poor quality. In most of...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Improving Software Quality

    The objective of this paper is to put forward the author's personal thoughts on some of the best practices in project management. They can be followed across any type of projects with any kind of software development methodologies to increase the software quality. The main aim is to identify defects...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Timeboxing

    Timeboxing is a somewhat overlooked technique in project management. It has been around for decades and seems to go through periods of being fashionable, then unfashionable. This paper on timeboxing explains what it is, when to use timeboxing, and how to run a timebox. Going back to basics, a project...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Legal Concepts In Contract And Project Management

    As a project manager, especially in large engineering projects, there are many legal concerns in contracts, damages and injuries. However different countries and provinces have different law system so it is hard for PMI to integrate the details into the body of knowledge. Although the legal reference background is based...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Level Of Discipline In A Project

    A constant complaint from those involved in projects is that there is too much bureaucracy. A process has been set up and it must be followed regardless of the size or complexity of the project. One size fits all. This paper covers some of the things to consider when deciding...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Design For Hybrid Agile Adoption

    Traditional software lifecycle models, such as waterfall, have declined in popularity in recent years due to the increasing demands on projects to accommodate changing business requirements, to control ever-larger and more complex requirements, and to reliably deliver the expected business results. The rapidly changing business climate is placing new and...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Improving The Accuracy Of Function Points Counts

    The Function Point (FP) Analysis model was invented by Allan Albrecht in 1979 as an alternative to the "Lines of Code" model for sizing software. Since then it has arguably become the most popular method of software sizing and is still relevant almost 30 years after it was invented. Practitioners...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Selling Portfolio Management: A Case Study

    Portfolio Management should be a 'No brainer' to sell to an organisation. Unfortunately it is not that easy. This paper will take you through a case study of how Portfolio Management was presented within one organisation. Portfolio Management was initially raised as an answer to a problem the organisation faced....

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2007

    Areas Of Expertise For A Project Manager

    The Project Manager is responsible for managing the project to meet the project objectives. A project is successful only if it meets all of it objectives completely. Most Project Managers do not realize that they are lacking knowledge of what good Project Management involves and why it is so important....

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Risk Management on Enterprise Architecture and System Integration

    This paper highlights and consolidates interesting risk management topics for enterprise information systems from enterprise architect and system integration perspectives. The paper first highlights concepts of advanced risk modelling, enterprise architecture and how these two disciplines are related. Afterwards, the paper will consolidate all the common risk factors people have...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Dynamics of Project Management

    This paper suggests project management methods and practices can move from a static, unidirectional framework, to a dynamics, multidirectional framework. It focuses on how project role dynamics and process dynamics can benefit a modern complicated project environment. Although some of the dynamic practices are well known informally, the whole framework...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Review of New Project Management Trends

    This paper provides a consolidated review of near future trends in research topics on project management from different authoritative sources. The research is based on a literature review of several articles in Project Management Journals from 2008 and 2009. This paper also provides some recommendations and insights based on the...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Project Management Office External Affairs Strategy

    This paper discusses the external affairs of Project Management Offices instead of focusing on the internals. Most of the obstacles to establishing a PMO are beyond the CIO and PMO Manager's control. There are external factors within the enterprise that will hinder progress of a PMO implementation. Considering a PMO...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Project Management Multitasking

    The term "Multitasking" has been used to describe the act of focusing on many things at once. It is almost a survival technique to cope with the flood of information coming the way. Life is becoming more complex with many more things needing the attention. Project Management is no different....

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Tools For Creating Innovative Ideas

    There is little need to state that good ideas are invaluable. Some of them have led to world class inventions or reengineered the way business is done or brought about dramatic improvements in products or services offered. It is imperative that one do not lose any new ideas when they...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Project Perfect

    Today's successful project management teams must add value to the business they support. They must be able to offer solutions supporting their company's strategy, in addition to developing Gantt charts. Project members who acquire and practice four key skills can become meaningful contributors to their project team and their company....

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Selling Risk Management

    The authors sometimes forget that project related activities are not as clear to business people as they are to them. In particular risk management can be seen as a low key part of the project by some business people. The author remembers trying to organise a risk workshop so that...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Motivating A Project Team - Part 1

    We all know that a motivated team will achieve more than an unmotivated team. The difficulty is creating a motivated team. This first paper talks about some of the factors behind the art of motivation. Notice the author says "Art", not "Science". Motivation is a blend of technique, understanding and...

    Provided By Project Perfect