Stories about projects

8 tips to get back into project management after the vacations

September is synonymous to taking of new functions, new responsibilities, new project teams, new projects and therefore new challenges…And this can become a source of stress and anxiety. So how can project managers get back on track and tackle this new phase of the year? Here are a few tips:

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Statue of Liberty: a risky and complex construction project  

The Statue of Liberty today stands tall near the New York harbor as a symbol of liberty! It was erected to mark the centenary of America’s Independence. What can its construction teach us about project management? Let’s see some of the lessons a project manager can learn from the statue.

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6 vacation planning tips for project managers

Often project managers refrain from taking a vacation or are unable to take some time off because of tight deadlines or scope creeps! Here are 6 vacation planning tips for project managers.

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The Canopy of Paris – seeking inspiration from a construction project

Recently the mayor of Paris unveiled a huge canopy in the center of Paris, on the surface of the les Halles metro station and underground shopping mall. It is one of the major urban redesign, renovation and construction project undertaken by the city of Paris in recent years. So, let’s see what this landmark construction project can teach us about project management.

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Seeking inspiration from the Eurotunnel for project management

The Eurotunnel is one of the greatest engineering and political accomplishments of the 20th century. In this blog post we will talk about it briefly from a project management perspective and highlight some important aspects of the project and what project managers can learn from it.

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How to launch and manage a short film project on a budget

Today is the first day of the Cannes Film Festival! The film-making bug is breaking out everywhere and many want to make their short film or documentary just for fun! If you have a short film project or idea in the back of your mind, then may be this article can help you produce and screen it.

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Learn the basics of film production management

In this article, we will examine the basics of film production management and try to understand it from a project management lens. Production management consists of managing the work, tasks, logistics and processes that contribute to the successful completion of a movie.

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Friday’s Humor – How not to gather requirements in project management?

This comic strip illustrates that in project management, precise requirements gathering is essential for the success of a project and otherwise it leads to project failure.

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10 Intangible skills and behaviors project managers should possess

If you haven’t developed at least three or four of the intangible skills and behaviors mentioned below, then project management can be challenging or outright difficult. Let’s have a look at them.

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Seeking inspiration from the Canal du Midi for creating a project vision

The Canal du Midi is a 241-km long canal in Southern France and is considered one of the greatest construction works of the 17th century. it is an excellent example and a source of inspiration for project managers to create a compelleing project vision.

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