So, I’m grouchy today. Since I’ve been out on my own I’ve made a real effort to learn more about my profession. Working for big companies is isolating…you lose touch with your industry because you’re spending so much time focusing on your day-to-day work. Out on my own I have more time to read and [...]Read more and share your opinion →
Okay, so I feel the need to take my views on PM2.0 further. On Friday I posted a piece about what I perceive as an overreaction to new tools on the marketplace for project managers to take advantage of. There seems to be a contention that the tools are either going to hurt [...]Read more and share your opinion →
I know my company sells project tracking services, but I’m the first to admit that some projects aren’t complex enough to need what I sell. So for folks out there who want a centralized way of keeping track of all your data, I offer you this bad boy for free!
If you’re familiar [...]Read more and share your opinion →
Project best practices have all kinds of advice on making sure things stay on track. The body of knowledge is chock full of recommendations including getting your stakeholders involved early and often. They suggest you use clear language, which is certainly important if you want everyone on your team to understand what’s going on.Read more and share your opinion →
Experienced project managers are very familiar with the concept of stakeholders and the need to manage them effectively. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a project stakeholder is a person involved in a project (however marginally) who may influence the outcome of a project either positively or negatively.
Identifying your project’s stakeholders is generally the first activity a project manager would undertake on agreeing to work on a project. Bringing these people in at the very beginning helps to grease the wheels of the project, and ensure it gets done on time, on budget, and within the scope constraints set in the charter.Read more and share your opinion →
I'm Geoff Crane. After 22 years in the trenches of a lot of tough projects, I decided to change direction a little bit and focus on sparking ideas in the vibrant field of project management.
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