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

Project Management Pitfalls Not all goes well while managing a project. A list of project management pitfalls that can be avoided while executing a project is appended. (a) Scope Management: All projects whether small or large should have a clear well defined scope. The scope definition should also be included while assigning work to various sub… Read More

Project Planning and Scheduling Fundamentals

Fundamentals of project planning and scheduling is a post highlighting the basic points that needs to be considered while developing a project schedule. Background One of my smooth progressing engineering project was suddenly jolted by numerous emails and phone calls from the project sponsor asking the management to expedite activities at site. The project was going… Read More

When a project team member fails to deliver?

A reluctant project team member You are part of a project team which has been assigned a project with a tight deadline that is not extendable. One of the project team member fails to deliver on the part of the project assigned to him at the fag-end of the project despite his assurance. All the… Read More

Project Success and Productivity

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. (a) Delegation: A Project Manager cannot perform all the functions and should always make… Read More