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Project Risk: A Beginner’s Guide
Risks will be present on every project. As a project manager, we need to understand what a risk is, what impact it might have on the project and how we can manage it throughout the life cycle of our project. What is a project risk? The APM defines a risk as ‘The potential of a […]
The Project Schedule: A Beginner’s Guide
Introduction Prior to starting our project, we need to set out the project schedule. This is the intended timeline for our project and will include the estimated time it will take us to complete each task and milestones for when key events are expected to occur. The final product of our project schedule is the […]
Project Scope: A Beginner’s Guide
Introduction Project scope can be defined as all of the work that will be undertaken and products that will be produced by our project. There are two aspects to understanding project scope – how to define it within the project and the importance of having a clear understanding of the scope. Defining project scope Project […]
Podcast: APM PPQ: 5. Deliver the intended benefits of a project.
Introduction The podcast featuring Paul Naybour and Tom O’Shea offers a comprehensive exploration of benefits management within project governance. The dialogue, rooted in the context of the APM’s PPQ qualification, addresses the complexities and nuances of ensuring that projects not only meet their immediate goals but also contribute meaningfully to an organisation’s strategic objectives. Understanding […]
Is Social Media In Project Management A Waste Of Time?
In recent years within the professional sphere, there has become an increasingly important role for social media. The resultant potential impact this has had on project management should not be discounted. Within project management, social media can be used in a number of useful ways but it’s not popular with every project manager and some […]
The Project Budget: A Beginner’s Guide
Introduction Every project needs a project budget – an expectation of how much the project will cost. In order to establish the budget, the project manager will evaluate the costs of the work and materials required to complete the project. As part of the budgeting process, the project manager will need to understand the scope […]
What Are The Stages Of Project Procurement?
All businesses need resources, from raw materials to labour and equipment. These resources are used in order to ensure the smooth execution of a project and are an integral part of any good project management plan. This is the case whether they pertain to the making of the products required by your project or the […]