Project Management Articles

How to plan a career as a project manager

Planning a Project Management Career

One of the biggest mistakes that project managers make is that they do not plan their careers. They simply go with the flow and they do not plan their path. Does this sound familiar? If so, it is time to sit down and take a look at your career, determine where you want to go,…

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Becoming a mentor for a project management apprentice

Mentor a project management apprentice

Apprenticeships are becoming more and more popular with young people looking for their first job when they leave education. Could you be a mentor to a project management apprentice?   When it comes to apprenticeships, mentoring is a vital part of the process which can assist any young apprentice in the workplace, helping them to…

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Quick tips to motivate your project team


Struggling to motivate your project team on a challenging project? Read on for more information on some easy motivational tips. It doesn’t matter where you work or what project you are working on, we all struggle for motivation from time-to-time. But lack of motivation is more likely to be an issue on a challenging project so…

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Why Agile Will Never Be A Project Management Framework


There is plenty of discussion regarding whether project teams should use a waterfall or agile framework, or even a combination of both. In its purest sense, though, waterfall is rarely used – it is far more likely that projects use an iterative version of the waterfall approach as their project management framework. But, in this…

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The big mistakes new project managers need to avoid


Being a new project manager can be daunting. There are plenty of things to consider, here are just some of the mistakes you need to avoid.   The job of the project manager is not as simple as you might think. There are so many things that can be going on simultaneously and so many…

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The Ultimate Guide to Project Management Budgeting

What’s the difference between a good project manager and an excellent project manager? From your team’s perspective, it might be how well you balance workloads or bring everyone on board by listening to their input. But from a client’s point of view most of the project management skills that matter all relate to how well…

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What to do when a project has failed

failed project

A successful project will meet the objectives set out in the beginning. Any project that meets it’s original aims but is not delivered on time or on budget can still be considered successful if the cost and/or schedule are renegotiated and agreed with stakeholders in advance of delivery.   Project failure can include any scenario…

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Project Management Terminology – Terms And Phrases You Need To Know

project management terminology

As a project manager, you will come across many terms and phrases to describe critical aspects of project management and the process of managing small to large scale projects. Some are industry-specific while others address issues and activities within the project management cycle. We take a look at some of the most commonly used project…

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