Tag Archives: Project Life Span

How to manage a project across the project life cycle?

Managing a project across the project life spanOut of the 5 eBooks that we have published to date, this one is closer to my heart.

In this eBook we cover a few major topics that are often lost by project management professionals (PMP) and those who study the PMBOK® Guide.

The PMBOK® Guide only briefly mention the project life cycle but put a great deal of emphasis on knowledge areas, process groups and processes.

The main focus of this eBook is how to map these topics ACROSS the project life cycle? In prior articles, we discussed mapping the process groups to the project life cycle but today we focus on some of the knowledge areas. Continue reading

How to implement project management in a not-for-profit environment – 1?

As I mentioned in the last post, I have recently been corresponding with a colleague on project management and how to apply project management in the not-for-profit / non-governmental-organizations (NGO) environment. Our correspondence led to two questions:

  1. What are the basic project management mechanisms to implement projects in the private sector? This was the topic of our last post, and
  2. Focusing on the NGO sector, what project management mechanisms should be used? In other words, lets talk about the process of project development (from initiation through implementation to termination) … this is today’s article.

One clarification: in the context of this article we will use NGO to refer to not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations. Continue reading

Why is this blog site named redefining project management?

Introduction

This blog post is part of lengthy article that we published in the past.

We base the observations that we discuss in this paper on interactions with project management practitioners, online discussion groups, as well as surveys and polls that we have conducted in the past. It has been quite clear to us that a large number of project management practitioners do not understand (or at least misunderstand) some of the key concepts in project management. Continue reading

Managing a project across the project life span (cycle)

We would like to share with you another eBook that we are publishing. This is our fourth eBook in total, and the third in a 4-ebooks series. Continue reading

CAM2P™ – The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™

We would like to share with you another eBook that we are publishing. This is our third eBook in total, and the second in a 4-ebooks series. Continue reading

Announcement: a new project management eBook

As we said before, we have usually kept this blog site for project management and related articles only and not to use it for any announcement except where there is value to the community or news of high importance. Continue reading

Project Life Cycle for Service Providers

Introduction

In the last few articles, we have been discussion a project management methodology, which we base on a project life cycle / project life span model. This methodology is from the perspective of the project ‘owner’, the organization that is requiring and developing the project, whether through internal resources or external providers. In today’s article, we cover a similar concept – the project life span as a model for a service provider. Continue reading