Elizabeth Harrin

How to keep project costs on track without budget authority

October 22, 2014

While most of the projects that we read about in the press have huge budgets, there are a lot of projects at the other end of the scale. The majority of small projects are run without a specific budget, around the edges of a manager’s day job. Any costs have to come out of the […]

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How to build your project management network

October 20, 2014

This is a guest post by Bruce Harpham. In the project management world, people come and go. In a matter of a few weeks, you can become close with your project team. In some cases, you may see more of your project team than your family on particularly demanding projects. But what happens when the […]

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5 Steps for identifying project dependencies and constraints

October 15, 2014

Earlier this week I looked briefly at an introduction to dependencies and constraints on project and why they matter. Today I’m going to share a 5-step approach to identifying and reviewing all the dependencies and constraints on your project. If that sounds daunting, don’t worry. It’s a much faster task than you think. Step 1: […]

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Dependencies and constraints: An introduction

October 13, 2014

No project happens in a vacuum. Projects are influenced by and are dependent on the environment in which they are taking place – both the corporate environment and the wider environment outside the company. Definitions Dependency: The relationship that defines the order in which tasks are carried out. Task B is dependent on Task A […]

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What makes a project successful? (Infographic)

October 8, 2014

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Book Review: From Projects to Programs

October 6, 2014

From Projects to Programs by Samir Penkar is a business book in story form. I’m not a big fan of business novels, although I did enjoy Critical Chain. One of the problems I find is that the stories just aren’t that gripping, and that is the case here. Reading about someone else’s day job on […]

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Happy 21st Anniversary, Women in PM! [conference video]

October 1, 2014

This is my video diary from the Association for Project Management’s Women in Project Management Special Interest Group 21st Anniversary Conference last week. Approx 5m22s.  

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The Parent Project: Month 19

September 29, 2014
This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series The Parent Project

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series The Parent ProjectI been back at work full-time for a month. I am not superwoman. The only way I have been able to do this is to have an excellent team around me at home and at work and fab systems in place to make […]

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What users want from project software: A case study

September 26, 2014

Pawel Wieckowski from GlaxoSmithKline presented a case study on their project software deployment at the Gartner PPM & IT Summit earlier this year. He started off by saying that they defined who would be using the tool. Users, he said, fell into the following categories: Project management community Project Management Office Senior management The whole […]

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Software review: Comindware Project

September 24, 2014

General information Name: Comindware Project Vendor: Comindware Hosting options: Web hosted and locally hosted Cost:Cloud service starts at $29.99 per user per month for up to 9 users. On-premise service starts at $450 per user (a lot, but that’s a one-off fee). Fees decrease the more users you have. Languages:English Currency: No currency options that […]

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