When it comes to planning your very first project, you may not know exactly where to begin. How do you accurately predict how long tasks will take? How do you translate stakeholder expectations into concrete deliverables? What if something goes wrong?
Just because you're a rookie project manager doesn't mean you can't execute like an all-star. Follow these six steps to create a foolproof project plan and lead your team with confidence.
Note: The specifics of how you'll plan your project...
SAN FRANCISCO — Police in San Francisco say they have narrowed down their list of suspects in the ongoing investigation into the death of a travel brochure project. The project was originally owned by the advertising agency Sea Cliff, Presidio, and Associates, Inc.
The case received national attention last year when the brochure mistakenly featured a photo of the Bay Bridge rather than the Golden Gate Bridge, leading to a dramatic decrease in visitors to the city of San Francisco betwee...
With every new project comes the risk of a new project crisis (or two or three). As a project manager, you can't be scared to start just because you're worried about what might go wrong. Instead, it's better to fully prepare yourself for any possibility, and then calmly deal with whatever comes your way.
In every project management crisis, there are three stages:
2. During Crisis
This infographic prepares you with the knowledge you need to handle every s...
This is the second in a two-part series for our Ultimate Guide to Project Risk. Read Part 1 first: Assessing Risk then return here to continue.
Once you’ve completed your risk assessment, you’re ready to create your risk management response plan (using appropriate risk management tools). Note that risk management isn't something you check off your project to-do list; it's an ongoing process.
Here are the suggested steps:
Step 1: Determine Your "Risk Tolerance"
How much risk can you t...
BOOM! An asteroid has just collided with Earth.
Luckily it was a small asteroid, so we’re all okay. Not so luckily, that lump of space rock landed smack in the middle of your project site. Your new construction, your server warehouse, your team headquarters — your whole project has been flattened to a pancake under a mountain of rubble. What now?
Life is full of surprises, and even if you budget every penny and map out each milestone, project risk can sneak up and pull the rug out from u...