Yesterday, we discussed the stages of a project and key questions and actions in each phase. Critical to the entire process is having a clear goal and then executing against that goal. Ultimately, what’s the problem you are trying to solve? Is the goal clear? The stages of a … [Read more...] about What happens when the goal isn’t clear?
Today we’re going to take everything I said yesterday about formal project management methodologies and throw it out the window. We're going to simplify to the 5 key stages of a project. As a creative - a designer, blogger, writer, etc - what do you actually need to know (and … [Read more...] about Keep it simple: 5 key stages of a project
At a high level, the major differences in project management methodologies are whether a project is fully mapped out in detail prior to the project beginning, or whether the project is planned in smaller sections of work. Interestingly, the majority of project managers I’ve … [Read more...] about Project Management Methodologies and When to Use Them
Let’s kick this off with an insanely important premise: Project management is a tool that will help you achieve any goal. And project management is fun! When I talk about project management with people who aren’t project managers, I tend to get a lot of blank stares. Um, … [Read more...] about What is project management and why should I care?
You do conduct post-mortem for your projects (both personal and professional), don’t you? What is a post-mortem, you ask? Great question A post-mortem is simply, “an analysis or discussion of an event held soon after it has occurred” (If post-mortem sounds to high-brow for you … [Read more...] about Why a post-mortem is essential (at home and the office)