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Project management is a discipline of certain activities to manage a temporary endeavour (project) to achieve specific goals.

Project management is a discipline of certain activities to manage a temporary endeavour (project) to achieve specific goals.

These certain activities are initiating, planning, executing, controlling and meet the deliverables.

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. A project is temporary in a specified timeframe, and therefore defined scope and resources.

The primary challenge is to meet all of the project goals within the given constraints. This information is usually described in a project plan. This project plan contains a scope, a time line, quality and budget. The challenge for the project team members and project leader is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and integrate them to meet pre-defined objectives.

Project-based work has many advantages for an organization such as deploying specialized staff and temporary hiring of personnel. Both the functional and operational management of employees are experienced as disadvantageous as is the continuous adaptation to the environment.

What are the most known and used project management tools and methods? What are their success stories and practical tips when you apply these? These posts are all about great tools and methods that can help you to achieve your goal or understand certain aspects that come with project management.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

August 22nd, 2023

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): this article explains the WBS or Work Breakdown Structure in a practical way. After reading it, you will understand the basics of this powerful project management tool. This article also contains a downloadable and editable work…

Earned Value Management (EVM)

August 16th, 2023

Earned Value Management (EVM): this article provides a practical explanation of Earned Value Management (EVM). Next to what it is (definition), this article also highlights it’s origin, the goal, the terminology, a complete earned Value Management example of a…

Critical Path Method

August 15th, 2023

Critical Path Method: this article explains the Critical Path Method (CPM), developed by Morgan R. Walker and James E. Kelly in a practical way. Next to what it is (definition), this article highlights the Network chart, the rules of…

Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)

August 12th, 2023

Product Breakdown Structure: this article explains the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) in a practical way. This article contains a explanation of the PBS, the various steps involved in creating a Product Breakdown Structure, an example and some practical tips. After…

Stakeholder Management

August 6th, 2023

Stakeholder Management: this article explains Stakeholder Management in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful project management tool. Introduction Organizations that intend to implement large-scale changes need to provide all parties concerned with…

RACI Matrix Theory: Example and Template

July 27th, 2023

RACI Matrix Theory: this article explains the RACI Matrix in a practical way. Next to what it is (definition and meaning), this article also highlights a RACI Matrix example with defined roles, The aconym explained, addition on the acronym, steps…

Project Risk Management explained

June 5th, 2023

Project Risk Management: this article provides a practical explanation of project risk management. Next to what it is (definition), this article also highlights the question what is a risk, risk management versus project management, the steps to start with…

MoSCoW Method of Prioritization

May 31st, 2023

MoSCoW Method: This article explains MoSCoW Method in a practical way. Next to what it is (meaning, acronym and origin), and which advantages are connected to using this model, this article also highlights the MoSCoW Method requirements, including a practical…

BOSCARD explained plus template

May 22nd, 2023

BOSCARD: This article explains BOSCARD in a practical way. The article starts with the definition of BOSCARD, followed by information about the origin of the model and a detailed explanation of each component, including practical tips. You will also find…

Issue Management: the process explained

May 15th, 2023

Issue management: This article explains issue management in a practical way. It starts off with a general definition and meaning of issue management and why it is important in project management. This is followed by a step-by-step plan for risk…

Prince2 methodology explained

May 12th, 2023

Prince2 methodology: this article explains Prince2 in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this project management methodology. Furthermore, this article contains a basic definition and explanation of the method, including the 7 phases and principles.…
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