Our Project Management has all you need to manage projects successfully. From initiation, monitoring and project closure. Capture issues, risks and document lessons learned.
  • Project Management and corporate social networks


    In Project Management, communication management is one of the critical factors of any project. According to the PMBOK® guide, communication management includes all the processes necessary to ensure the generation, collection, distribution, storage and last disposal of project information, in the appropriate form and time. In short, the person in charge of the project has to ensure that all the interlocutors of his project or stakeholders own or have access, at the right time, to all the required information using the most appropriate and effective means. This is extremely relevant because poor management of communication and information in any project can increase the time that must be...
  • Communication in project management


    Importance of Communication Continuing to develop the theme of the previous entry, on Communication and project management. Communication has become indispensable to achieve success in projects and the organization of companies. It is, therefore, necessary and extremely important to reflect and plan on how is the best way to communicate in the field of project management and organization of the company. Communicate, is an important part of our day to day and we should pay the attention it deserves. A project manager invests most of his time communicating with all stakeholders or stakeholders of the project: The members of the work team. The clients of the project. The users. Prov...
  • Work Team a fundamental part of every project


    Defining the Work Team The Work Team is a small group of people with complementary abilities that interact directly, committed to a common purpose, work objective, and planning and with shared mutual responsibility. Characteristics of the Work Team: They are formed by different people with different experiences, ages, attitudes, etc. For what they need to know. Interaction between the different members, relate and communicate. They pursue the same purpose or objective. There is a feeling of belonging to the team. With rules established by all. Different roles: each person represents a role and a role in the team. Transformation of the group to Work Team A team is a group o...
  • 6 tips to succeed in your projects


    Currently, most of the strategic initiatives of organizations are materialized through projects. According to the statistics published by the PMI at PMI’s Press of the Profession in March 2013, there is still a high percentage of projects that do not reach their objectives or that are canceled during execution. This generates that the organizations lose money and their motivation in the implementation of the same ones. I know that there are no magic recipes, but during my time as a project manager, and multiple talks with my colleagues, I have identified some practices that can reduce the gap of failed projects or that do not meet their objectives. Below I share what I have called the 6...
  • Project management the Scrum method


    The methodology that Scrum proposes for the management of business projects is based on partial deliveries prioritized according to the benefit that it is going to report to the client or the company. For organizations, project management is at the same time one of the most complex and important processes for the unity of your business. It is not just about dedicating more economic resources but to acquire the necessary knowledge, make a correct optimization of the time spent and have a management and coordination of our work teams. Without a good planning of time or tasks, the management of tasks ends up consuming too many resources, and what is even worse, wasting our time and the rest...
  • Manage your projects with the Kanban method


    When it comes to project management , you can do it in the way that is most comfortable for you. However, today we are going to talk about Kanban, a method that will help you simplify and improve processes. The Kanban method is a way of working to manage projects, which is characterized by being simple to use, and updatable. It also serves to lead the development of work, in an effective and productive way. One of the challenges we face the most during the development of a project is the coordination of the teams and try to complete all the proposed tasks. However, most times we have problems with its management. This is where the Kanban method has its use. It does not focus so much on ...
  • Leadership in project management roles and work team


    The roles in a project are crucial; they must be clearly defined and may vary depending on the work we have planned to do. Everything depends on the structure you have planned, which has to adapt to the complexity and type of project you are working on. To adapt it, the person responsible for it must be ordered. In addition, the structure must match the policies of the company and the particular conditions of the project, such as the number of workers available, time, or the complexity of it. In project management, it is important to know how to identify the roles, authority, and responsibilities of each person. It is also necessary that the duties and functions of each employee, are we...
  • Objectives and associated costs of project management


    Before starting with project management, it is essential to previously establish the objectives we want to achieve and analyze the costs derived from this strategy. Objectives and challenges of project management During the management of a project, it is necessary to have some objectives, and normal to find some challenges during the process. That’s why it’s important to know what they are, so you avoid making several mistakes when it’s time to organize your project. Objectives: It is important that the objectives of project management are coherent and aligned with the interests of the organization. It is also important that they are measurable, in quality, quantity, time and cost. The...
  • Project Leader Hero or villain in project management


    Profile of the Project Leader The Project Leader is the one that molds and shapes the structure of each group. With his leadership, the leader can get to form groups of people who manage to function as a real work team. The leader based on the motto divides and reigns, governs with great success the working group but does not produce a team capable of achieving success, only groups people to perform a specific task. The good leader with his actions develops work teams, using the right mix of loyalty, motivation, and confidence that every human being needs to believe and undertake in pursuit of group objectives. The project leader has to manage all the project stakeholders; lead, direct...
  • The 5 phases in Project Management


    Few things are as relevant to the productivity of a company as the management of their projects. Companies are overly concerned about finding a good, beautiful and cheap software application for project management. From my point of view, this is a wrong approach because before choosing a software tool for project management it is necessary to define and institutionalize the work process that allows optimizing the development of projects. The best software application is useless if you do not have a well-defined work procedure. However, with a common application and a sound project management methodology, great results can be achieved in the development of projects. Generally, when we ...
  • Waterfall versus Agile methodologies


    With waterfall, the project moves in one direction after each phase is complete it moves onto the next phase. Agile on the other hand focuses on smaller iterations and has a focus on completing a minimum viable product. The best example that I heard of is if a client needs a car you don’t just start trying to build a car the first iteration is a skateboard which is a form of transportation like the car but extremely basic. The next iteration would be to add more features and build a motorcycle. This is much closer to what the client requested in fact the client might be happy with this product as is. Because of its nature waterfall methodology produces tons of documentation including...
  • Why use prototypes in software development?


    Prototypes are not just about cost savings or catching errors. They help the development team to capture the right requirements from the business areas to build the correct product. Prototypes help the users to get their hands on something so they get a feel if the product will work for them. It increases understanding across all project team. Types of Prototypes There are different types of prototypes. Prototypes can be divided into wither low or high fidelity. Low Fidelity Prototype A low fidelity prototype is pen and paper. I sometimes do this when I meet with my clients and I need to clarify what goes where. I draw out simple doodle in very high abstraction. An image might be...
  • What is a business analyst?


    A business analyst works in many industries and thrives in a changing business environment. A business analyst improves business processes, plans elicitation activities, manages requirements, negotiates with stakeholders and compares and confirms solutions. A business analyst acts a as a liaison between stakeholders. They need to understand business operations and how organizations function. A business analyst uses investigate skills to determine the problem. Analyzing different types of information. Given the problem to solve, the business analyst identifies the best course of action for the business to take. Identify the best solution that delivers the most value to the organizati...
  • What is a Statement of Work?


    A statement of work defines the work to be done for a project. It defines all the requirements to client. It includes what must be delivered, how and when it must be completed by. These are all the projects deliverables. A statement of work is often used between a client and supplier. It should not be a template. It should be custom to the client. It is often a few pages in length and it must be well written, clear, and concise with little ambiguity. It is the first deliverable the client receives often soon after an initial meeting with the client. It confirms the understanding of what was discussed. It tells a story by giving the background of the situation and what needs to be d...