Mastering Project Management Skills, Resources, Information & Tools for Your Success!


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:

    "Been there, done that and have the t-shirt to prove it."

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:

  • Templates and tools ("When do I use them?")
  • Certification information
  • Information on which professional organization is right for you
  • Process-related examples, such as the project life cycle, and a few industry illustrations
  • "How-to" suggestions and Q&A options
  • Recommendations regarding tools, software, and courses
  • Perspectives on leadership, methodologies, and best practices - such as establishing a PMO
  • Outsourcing and trend information, so you are best prepared to address these issues from a business perspective

.....and most importantly

  • A forum for one-on-one discussion and counsel

Importance of Mastering Project Management?

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:

  • use your experience,
  • directly involve others,
  • follow a methodology,
  • regularly measure performance,
  • develop a plan,
  • work the plan,
  • lead a team of people to accomplish objectives, and the end prove to the business that you have achieved the goals and objectives, as originally agreed.

Sound Familiar?

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.

Project management process guidance, coaching, templates, and perspectives on careers, certification, and leadership

Define Project Management

Define Project Management – If you manage a project, are you a Project Manager?

Project Leader vs Manager – Project Management Leadership

Leader vs Manager – As Project Manager are you a Leader or a Manager? What are your leadership qualities?

Project Management Body of Knowledge

Apply the Project Management Body of Knowledge for consistent project success!

Project Management Process & Lifecycle

Using the Project Management process and the lifecycle of projects to ensure your project’s success.

Project Management Office - The Advantages to Your Organization

Establishing a Project Management Office – Realize improved project performance and project ROI benefits.

Project Initiation

Project Initiation – Critical steps in starting the project which will ensure its eventual success.

Project Planning

Mastering Project Planning – focus on the most critical processes to ensuring success on your project….

Project Plan Execution

Project Plan Execution – providing advice and resources to enable the Project Manager to “walk the walk” and achieve project objectives...

Project Closure

Project Closure – the final steps and recommendations for a successful project completion.

Project Management Principles & Controls

Project Management Principles & Controls – your opportunity to measure project performance and anticipate problems that might undermine project execution.

Practical Project Management Tools & Resources

Your source for useful project management tools and implementable resources and information

Your Project Management Certificate

Earn your project management certificate to rapidly accelerate your capabilities, career opportunities, and knowledge of PM processes.

Project Management Career Opportunities

Project Management career opportunities and certification information and recommendations

Project Management Information - Questions & Requests

Request Project Management information to improve your techniques - submit your questions and requests for information here...