How To Prioritize Your Projects

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Whether you are working on a big or small project, or simply trying to organize your personal priorities on your To Do list, a mind map is a great way to structure your thoughts. In this article, we will look at a simple framework for prioritizing your projects across an...

5 Unusual Uses for Mindmaps

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Mindmaps are great for facilitated workshops, creativity sessions, brain dumps and all that – I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that they are one of the top tools for organizing your thoughts in a business setting.

3 Gantt Chart Alternatives

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Ask a project manager what’s going on with their project and they will probably pull up a Gantt chart to show you. A Gantt chart (named after Henry Gantt who introduced the idea) is made up of horizontal bars visually representing task durations. The longer the task,...

5 Task List Fails to Avoid

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Whether you’re managing a multi-million dollar project or planning out what needs to be done for a visit during the holidays, the chances are you work with task lists. Whether you call them To Do lists, activity lists or something else, you’re probably familiar...

Why do we need to plan?

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Why do we need to plan out our work?  Isn’t it easier to just do what seems most important today, then move on to what seems to be the next most important task, and so on and so on?  Raise your hand if you do this even when you are being organized and...

Three Project Management Myths You Should Ignore

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There is no one-way route in project management. The ideas and strategies you hold dear to your heart, might not mean a dime to someone else who is managing a project. This means that you should find a balance between what works and what the so-called experts had advised...

5 Tips To Boost Your Project’s Reputation

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When you mention the name of your project, do your colleagues sigh as if they are sorry for you? Do resources try to do anything but get assigned to work with you? As a project leader, you should be alert to these signs that your project’s reputation is suffering.

Successful & Strategic Project Planning

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The ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘who’ and ‘how’ in project management rely on planning within the organization. Not all project ideas turn into a real project or should become the effort that the organization puts forth. Not every...

How To Make Project Decisions

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Projects are full of decisions: everything from how are we going to deal with this huge risk down to what are we doing for our end of year celebration lunch. As the project manager, making a lot of these decisions will fall to you, with input from the others on the team and...
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