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Ten Fallacies Found in Project Management

santamonicadoor150Projects inherently involve a lot of communication from a lot of people with a lot of different backgrounds. This type of environment provides a breeding ground for fallacies which results in poor decisions that ultimately hurt the success of the project. Below is a list of ten common fallacies you will see in projects. The list is a subset of what I found in Wikipedia with my thoughts added at the end each definition. Continue reading

Why Quality is Critical to the Project Triangle

palmspringschairs640x80Most project managers have heard of the Project Triangle. It is the scope, cost, and time of a project. It is the three lines of the triangle that the project manager is always monitoring and controlling to make sure a successful project. Continue reading

The Right Level of Detail in Project Management

phoneboothjapan150The level of detail that a project manager should be involved in a project should not be static. As the project progresses the amount of oversight needed fluctuates and the project manager needs to adapt if they want to make best use of the resources available. For a project manager who does manage at one detail level you have two extremes. Continue reading

The Pareto Principle for Projects

One thing I find too often is people trying to throw in everything plus the kitchen sink when working on a project deliverable. I have always been a strong believer of Pareto's Principle which states that 20% of the methods will produce 80% of the results. Continue reading