Project Phase Understanding its Nuances

Project Phase and Project Management Process Groups are often misunderstood terms. Project phase is a collection of logically related project activities that culminates in the completion of one or more deliverables. However, Project Management Process Groups are logical grouping of project management processes. This blog post describes the differences between the two terms. Read More

12 Essentials for a Project Manager

Project Manager often has to function without formal authority over the team. A project manager is expected to produce results by working outside the hierarchical structural of the organisation and without any kind of authority within their realm of operations. Mostly a project manager does not conduct performance appraisal, offer rewards and incentives to his… Read More

Matrix Organization Structure Disadvantages

Matrix Organization Structure Theoretically, we have three main types of project organizations viz; functional, projectized, and matrix organization structure. The matrix organization structure has been further subdivided into weak and strong matrix. Irrespective of the nomenclature, the problems faced while working in matrix organization structure remains the same. Matrix Organization Structure Disadvantages The most serious… Read More

10 Project Management Pitfalls To Avoid

Not all goes well while managing a project. Blog post project management pitfalls describes 10 critical aspects if overlooked could cost dearly to any project. Project Management Pitfalls Here is a list of project management pitfalls that can be avoided while executing a project. #1 Scope Management All projects whether small or large should have… Read More

Aspects of Project Management Imp Five

Recently, I read an article  7 Project Management trends to watch. I appreciate the work done by the author as I share similar views on the issues raised by Mr. V Srinivasa Rao. My views on five most important aspects of project management are as follows: Aspects of Project Management: The Critical Five #1 Look… Read More

Project Success and Productivity

Elements of High Productivity by Dmitri Ivanenko, PMP defines elements that can boost productivity and ensure project success. However I wish to add a few more points that play a vital role in project success and increased productivity. Project Success and Productivity #1 Delegation A Project Manager cannot perform all the functions and should always make… Read More