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Schedule Forecasts in Project Management

Schedule Forecasts in Project Management

One of the primary jobs of a project manager is to make predictions. It’s your responsibility to figure out what it will take to complete a project efficiently and effectively. Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders are constantly asked to make accurate scheduling predictions — and adjust them as needed. This skill helps you keep …

Iterative vs. On-Demand Scheduling: Which is Better?

On-Demand Scheduling vs. Iterative Scheduling: Which is Better?

When aligning a Project Management approach to project work, there is also the selection of the scheduling technique to best fit the project goals. The question “Which is better, on-demand scheduling or iterative scheduling?” asks, “which scheduling approach is better for this specific project while using this project management method?” Project Managers should have a …

Understanding the Difference in Project Management for PMP® and PMI-ACP® Credential Holders

Understanding the Difference in Project Management for PMP® and PMI-ACP® Credential Holders

Being an expert project manager is not just about keeping up with the latest trends in your field or industry. It’s also about understanding the unique needs of a project and choosing the best path forward to complete it successfully. The most commonly used project management approaches are traditional and agile project management. Understanding the …

What is a Schedule Management Plan?

What is a Schedule Management Plan?

The Schedule Management Plan is a key element of a project’s overall Project Management Plan. It provides guidance to the project manager and project team on how the project schedule will be developed, maintained, and controlled. With a Schedule Management Plan, the project manager can use pre-determined mitigation steps to address deviations from the plan …

The Organizational Structure of an Agile PMO

The Organizational Structure of an Agile PMO

Enterprises are always running multiple complex projects simultaneously, and the field of project management is always finding ways to become more efficient. Recently, companies have begun establishing project management offices (PMOs) to ensure project management expertise and knowledge is shared throughout the organization. However, project management must also evolve and adapt as businesses change rapidly. …

What is Agile Transformation?

What is Agile Transformation?

Every company is looking for a competitive edge, whether it’s by hiring the best people, developing the best products, or establishing compelling branding. More companies are emphasizing employee creativity, innovation, and collaboration by embracing agile transformation. While this process might sound arduous and complicated, organizations can realize the untapped potential of their employees through careful …

Introduction to Enterprise Project Management

Introduction to Enterprise Project Management

Enterprises want to know if their projects align with the organization’s strategic objectives, but how can they get organization-wide visibility and transparency? Enterprise project management (EPM) is a way to coordinate all projects in a company. In this article, we’ll discuss EPM and why implementing one is essential for enterprises. On this page: What is …

How to Transform from Waterfall to Agile

How to Transform from Waterfall to Agile

There are at least two reasons why traditional waterfall (or predictive) project management has been a go-to project management approach — it provides more control over the project. It also produces comprehensive documentation along the way that can be valuable for future enhancements. However, this control doesn’t always allow for the flexibility needed by some …

Earn PDU Quickly for Your PMP Certification Renewal

How to Earn PDUs Quickly for Your PMP® Certification Renewal

For any busy Project Management Professional (PMP)®, it’s easy to forget that the PMP certification is more than just an exam. It’s a commitment to lifelong professional learning, which is why PMP credential holders need to show that they spend time furthering their education and tracking those hours using professional development units (PDUs) to keep …

Get Started with an EPMO Framework and Structure

Get Started with an EPMO Framework and Structure

Large organizations leverage an Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) organizational model to enable a consistent and reliable alignment of project management office execution, portfolio management governance, and corporate strategy. An EPMO structure creates standardized key performance indicators and metrics, more accurate project reporting at all levels, and efficient resource utilization across teams, all in support …