Category: Guest Contributor

Emerging Trends in Project Management Education – Interview with Dr. Emad Rahim

By Dinis Guarda originally published on IntelligentHQ.com Dr. Emad Rahim is an award-winning entrepreneur, educator, author and community leader. He currently serves as the Endowed Chair for The Project Management Center of Excellence and is ranked as an Associate Professor in the College of Science and Technology at Bellevue University. He is a Fulbright Fellow and ...

Conflict Management in Project Teams

-By Trenton Rankin Conflict management is something that every project manager should be well versed. Regardless of how big or small a project can be, team members might not know each other well. These situations usually result in conflict as pressure builds and project deadlines come into focus throughout the lifecycle. Problems such as these ...

What is the Value of Agile and Scrum for New Managers? By Tony Ellsworth, MPM, MBA, A-CSM

Agile values were alive and well in the Developer Division of Microsoft. The division is not only implementing regular practices and methodologies of Agile, Scrum, and DevOps for itself, but promoting them for others.

Project Calendar Vs Resource Calendar

  By Fahad Usmani, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, PM Study Circle contributing In project management, we have two calendars to help organize work and resources. These two calendars are: Project calendar Resource calendar These calendars are developed in the planning phase and are updated throughout the project. However, modifications to these calendars are not as frequent as ...

Configuration Management vs Change Management

By Guest Contributor: Fahad Usmani Project environments are dynamic and changes are constant in areas like process, planning, or scope. You can group these changes into two categories: Change Management Configuration Management “Change Management” is the first category. Here you manage changes related to project management plans, processes, and baselines. In the second category, you manage ...

10 qualities of a construction project manager

  Guest Contributor: Nutcache A construction project manager is responsible for coordinating all participants involved in the same building project. Not only must he demonstrate his competence in the field of construction, he must also prove that he has well-established human skills. In order to obtain this coveted position within a company, the ideal project ...

What is a Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)?

PM Center Insider -  By Fahad Usmani, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, PM Study Circle contributing Fahad Usmani, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, is founder of PMstudycircle.com and the author of A2Z of PMP Certification Exam. He has over 10 years of global portfolio management experience, specializing in leading complex corporate projects. He currently serves as an Inspection Engineer in Kuwait and facilitates ...

The PMO: Developing A Standard Organization

- By Kenneth Day, Data Center Engineer at Nelnet Ken Day has earned both BA-MIS and MS-MIS, and is currently finishing up his third degree, Master in Project Manager (MPM) at Bellevue University. He currently serve as an Infrastructure Engineer, working with planning, equipment installations and cabling for Nelnet in their Data Center. Most organizations have some processes ...

Project-Driven Technology in Organizations with Dr. Robert McGrath

PM Center Insider Interview with Dr. Robert McGrath, PMI Author and PM Center Faculty By Dr. Emad Rahim, Kotouc Endowed Chair of PM Center of Excellence Dr. Robert N. McGrath began his career after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and served five years as an Aircraft Maintenance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer. Afterwards ...

Types of Project Management Structures

Guest Contributor: Sebastien Boyer, PSPO Content from: nutcache.com An organizational structure could be described as the official line of authority and control within an organization. Project management structures tell us how reporting relationships work in a particular organization. Depending on the environment the organization finds itself operating in, the goals they set for themselves and ...