Tag: Project Management

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 ...

5 Reasons Why So Many IT Projects Fail

- By Dr. Emad Rahim, PMP, CSM, Kotouc Family Endowed Chair and Associate Professor Despite the importance of information management in business operations, many companies experience difficulty in executing IT projects within the pre-determined time or budget constraints. Many IT designs are cancelled before completion and never implemented. Researchers have indicated that most IT projects ...

Thought Leadership in Project Management: with Matthew Gonzalez, PhD, PMP, Chief of EntHead Show

- By Dr. Emad Rahim, PMP, SCM, OMCP                    Dr. Matthew D. Gonzalez, PMP, CEH, is Chief EntHead of Enthead.com, an organization focused on helping Entrepreneurs, in their 2nd/3rd year of operation, and beyond, through a 5-day a week Podcast. He is a serial Entrepreneur where he founded and ...

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 ...

Thought Leadership in Project Management: with Brian Grafsgaard, Consulting Practice Director with Q Consulting

– By Dr. Emad Rahim, PMP, SCM, OMCP Brian Grafsgaard, CSM, PMP, PgMP, PfMP is a Consulting Practice Director with Q Consulting (formerly Quality Business Solutions [QBS]), a Minneapolis, Minnesota (U.S.A.) based consulting firm specializing in portfolio, program, project, change, and compliance management. Brian has been a practicing Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 1998. Brian ...

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 ...

The Importance of a Baseline Schedule

By: Guest Contributor (projectcubicle.com) Time management is one of the most important processes in project management. It is the discipline of planning and controlling the duration of a project. A baseline schedule is a main project management document that should be created before the project starts. It demonstrates the project execution strategy, key project deliverables, ...