Mastering Project Management - project management often rewarding and fulfilling, but also frustrating and filled with risk and uncertainty. I am just like you, and as the saying goes:
Since I have always looked for an objective source for Project
Management skills, information and tools, I decided to create one.
So, this web site is now your source for
practical, experienced answers and insight to your PM questions and
concerns. This is unbiased, realistic, actionable advice and guidance
as you navigate the day-to-day issues and uncertainties as a PM.
Think of this Mastering Project Management site as your "desktop reference" for:
.....and most importantly
To provide structure and predictability to a set of activities, whose successful accomplishment achieves a business objective and facilitates change within the organization.
Simply, the successful PM facilitates the integration of the effects of business change.
Easy to say, sometimes difficult to do. You, as the PM are the change agent who must:
...in the end prove to the business that you have achieved the goals and objectives, as originally agreed.
All projects follow a similar pattern - the project life cycle. However, even with all of the methodologies, templates, resources, and software tools, your success, and that of your team, boils down to experience, communication and your overall project management skills - your mastering project management.
The pages of this site include business and project structure; the project life cycle and various PM methodologies; and practical advice and project management skills and tools you can then use on your project.
Define Project Management – If you manage a project, are you a Project Manager?
Leader vs Manager – As Project Manager are you a Leader or a Manager? What are your leadership qualities?
Apply the Project Management Body of Knowledge for consistent project success!
Using the Project Management process and the lifecycle of projects to ensure your project’s success.
Establishing a Project Management Office – Realize improved project performance and project ROI benefits.
Project Initiation – Critical steps in starting the project which will ensure its eventual success.
Mastering Project Planning – focus on the most critical processes to ensuring success on your project….
Project Plan Execution – providing advice and resources to enable the Project Manager to “walk the walk” and achieve project objectives...
Project Closure – the final steps and recommendations for a successful project completion.
Project Management Principles & Controls – your opportunity to measure project performance and anticipate problems that might undermine project execution.
Your source for useful project management tools and implementable resources and information
Earn your project management certificate to rapidly accelerate your capabilities, career opportunities, and knowledge of PM processes.
Project Management career opportunities and certification information and recommendations
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