Stories about projects

Seeking inspiration from the Titanic for project management mistakes

The Titanic was the envy and admiration of the great maritime nations of the world! Its construction and its maiden and only voyage to America can teach us a lot about project management mistakes.

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7 strategies to relieve stress while managing projects

From tight deadlines to sudden scope changes to difficult clients, project management can be stressful. Here are 7 strategies and techniques for project managers to relieve stress while managing projects and improve productivity, efficiency and morale of their team.

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Seeking inspiration from Christopher Columbus for leading projects

Christopher Columbus, who is considered to be the discoverer of America, can teach us a lot about project management, specially about leading projects. He took the great risk to sail west ward, where no one had gone before, to find a sea route to India.

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Friday’s Humor – Why resource allocation can be challenging

Resource allocation is not easy. Often less valuable projects absorb the scarce resources available in an organization, which hinders the progress and delivery of important and strategic projects.

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Friday’s Humor – How not to define Project roles and descriptions?

Senior Managers should define clear project roles and descriptions which includes a robust outlining of expectations and responsibilities towards a project.

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5 ideas for project managers to organize a perfect new year’s party

So how to organize the ideal holiday party in your office? For project managers you only need to implement the basics of project management to organize a perfect party. Here are some suggestions, inspired from project management principles, you may want to consider.

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5 gift ideas for project managers this Christmas

The holiday season is in full swing. Christmas is in a few days. One thing is on everyone’s mind: what to buy as a gift for your loved ones, friends or colleagues! It is not easy to buy gifts for colleagues. This article will give you some suggestions.

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Friday’s Humor – How not to organize project meetings

Short, regular and productive meeting are essential for proper communication while managing projects. So planned status review meeting schedules at the onset of a project saves significant time of the team members and stakeholders.

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Friday’s Humor – the right way to manage project risks

How do you manage project risks in your company? It is important to have a list of risks and a contingency plan. This comic drives the point home:

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Friday’s Humor: Is your project plan simple or complex ?

Having a right project plan which is simple and understandable to every team member and stakeholder is key for the successful completion of a project. Developing a project plan is one thing. But making sure that it is simple and understandable to all is a whole different story!

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