Project Management Articles
Expert Author: Gan Qing and Jim Owens
In recent years there has been an enormous growth in both the adoption of Project Management and the numbers of PMP's (Project management Professionals) in China. But there are barriers to Chinese project managers working in English-speaking countries, due to the Chinese educational system.
Expert Author: Michael Russell
Project managers write project plans, maintain scope and change forms. The project manager must be a good team leader. Diplomacy mixed with well timed assertiveness serves a project manager well. Study Project Management Institute's PMBOK.
Expert Author: Tony Hall
In order to build a successful and profitable business it is essential to have efficient management systems in place. This article explains how to ensure that all the projects you have to deal with are completed efficiently and on time.
Expert Author: Jim Owens PMP
Until the 1970's, typical, large organizations tended to function in "silos", where isolated groups of workers reported to a line manager. This was inefficient, with lots of duplication of skills around the organization. But their major weakness was when they tried to manage projects.
Expert Author: Jim Owens PMP
In the first half of the 20th century there was a belief that Scientific Management was the new way forward. But as moral fell, psychologists began to investigate ways to motivate workers, eventually identifying the need for managers to be "leaders". But what does this really mean?
Project management is a specialized branch of management which has evolved in order to co-ordinate and control some of the complex activities of modern industry. It is not, of course, an isolated example of a management skill acquired as a result of the challenge presented by industrial development and expansion. Indeed the phenomenon of survival through specialization hardly originated in the world of industry and commerce.
To ensure that cost estimation is performed in a planned and systematic manner, it is crucial to create useful cost estimating formats. Learn how these forms can lead to project success and better project organization.
Although you may think task lists are tedious and cumbersome, they are actually an integral part of any successful projects. They can make the difference between a properly estimated job and a project whose costs go completely out of control.
Enquiries and subsequent orders for commercial projects generally enter contracting companies through their sales engineering or marketing organization, and it is usually from this source that other departments of the company learn of each new enquiry or firm order.
Discover the importance of proper design specifications at the beginning of a project. Proper planning at the proposal stage of the project can save time and money at project completion.
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