intro to risk breakdown structure

Introduction to Risk Breakdown Structure PMP

Since every project comes with risks, every project manager should be well versed in the risk management process. Risk management involves identifying, assessing, and managing risks using established industry guidelines and best practice standards. Identifying risks can help project managers produce a list of all known potential risks. However, this list doesn’t help you decide …

Erin Aldridge

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14 of the Best Project Management Certifications

Qualified project managers are in high demand in every industry and location. As technology and organizations become more complex, it is increasingly evident how crucial project managers are to the success of ongoing projects and new opportunities. If you are looking to take your career to the next level, pursuing a certification in project management …

Erin Aldridge

Intro to Risk Audits in Project Management

Risk is part of any project, of any size, in any industry. The size of risk, and whether it will have a positive or negative impact on the project’s outcome will vary. But there is always risk in any project. Risk Management plans, which include Risk Assessment and Risk Audit activities, are critical tools for …

Megan Bell

Project Management & Change Management

I am often struck by how organizations will spend thousands if not millions of dollars pursuing creative and innovative thinking, and afterward wonder why they have to cut resources or core services. The importance of creative thinking is seen in market leaders, who can be agile in their approach to shifts and adaptive to changes. …

Jason Cassidy

Project Management Quality

Quality – Business Leaders and Project Managers Should Work Together to Increase the Quality of Their Products

Quality for Business Leaders and Project Managers Every business leader wants a quality product yet defining “quality” can be overlooked or deemed something so obvious it is not worth the time to explain. Leaders need to pay attention to quality, and those driving the quality processes need to communicate in a way that resonates with …

Jason Cassidy

Good Project Management is Good for Business

Groundwork for a Successful Business: Project Management

When I initially shared with peers that I was joining Project Management Academy, the reactions were varied and surprising.   A friend who runs a software development team rolled his eyes and grunted, “We have a project management office and all they do is get in the way of our development.” Next up, a CEO of …

Jason Cassidy

Executive Sponsorship in Project Management

The Executive Sponsor in the Project Economy

In the next five years, the world will see more projects than ever. The reconstruction of the economy after the devastating global pandemic crisis, will be unprecedented in human history. According to McKinsey , Governments announced $10 trillion in reconstruction funds just in the first two months of the crisis, which is three times more …

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Design of Experiments in PMP

Design of Experiments for Project Managers

Experiments are not just for scientists; they are in fact a tool project managers and engineers have used for years to better understand and refine processes. In the context of project management, an experiment is not in a secret lab with bubbling liquid in beakers; instead, the testing is done in a controlled manufacturing setting. …

Megan Bell

Change as a Skill in Project Management

Change is the Competitive Skill Adaptability

As you look at your recipe and then at your motley collection of ingredients, you realize you are missing many required ingredients. No butter, but would the olive oil work instead? If ketchup is needed, and you have tomato sauce and vinegar, could you create the needed ingredient? How fast could an online delivery service …

Megan Bell

Virtual Project Postmortem

Plan Your Project Virtual Postmortem

When the project is done, it is easy to simply slip into planning for the next project, whether because you have pressing deadlines, or you are looking for the next challenge. Seasoned project managers know the risk of skipping the project close, or postmortem, and ensure that they and their teams always take time to …

Megan Bell