Project Management


One of my favorite, and perhaps the most comprehensive statements about Management is that “to manage is to forecast and to plan, to organize, to command, to co-ordinate and to control”, according to Henri Fayol (1841-1925), a French Mining Engineer, author, and father of general theory of business administration, known as Fayolism. This historical and contemporary theory became a scientific proof that led our society to rapid development, over the last two centuries. From our perspective, Project Management serves the utilization of Fayol’s theory, placing in the center of interest PLANNING, ORGANIZING, COMMANDING, CO-ORDINATING & CONTROLLING. During the same years,…
According to a team of researchers, there is evidence of 683 patients showed a prominent peak of 21% in heart attacks, strokes and blood clots, between Monday 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. During these hours the stress hormone, cortisol, which reflects the nervous system, increases blood pressure dramatically. Inevitable, Monday morning wakening is loaded with office reminders fusion, especially for those carrying increased responsibility, like Managers, Division Heads and CEOs. Scientific evidence guide us to seek for distress factors, unless we want to mess up with the cruel statistics. Surely, physical activity matters, as well as the rest of the…

Why do Projects fail? 2

Thursday, 27 August 2015 15:24 ,Project Management
 Indeed, project leaders and their teams have to pay attention to several factors in order to deliver their projects on time, on budget and with the expected quality. In this second and last part we present particular examples of what might go wrong with a project's Stakeholders, Communications, Scope and Progress and lead the project to fail... 5. Inadequate Stakeholders Management Mark Lundquist, Director of Project Management at Inergex, LLC, has no doubt that the leading cause of project failure is lack of effective stakeholder management. This would include, but isn't limited to: Drive project prioritization within the organization from…

Why do Projects fail? 1

Monday, 24 August 2015 14:13 ,Project Management
Project leaders and their teams have to pay attention to several factors in order to deliver their projects on time, on budget and with the expected quality.In this first part we see through specific examples what may go wrong with a project's Plan, Resources, Team and Risks Mitigation and lead the project to fail... Poor Project Planning As Ian Henderson,CTO of global language service provider Rubric, has noticed, “it may seem simple, but many times, organizations and project teams do not have a plan in place to ensure a successful outcome”. Carlos Nunez, Founder of caranna.works, presents a typical case…
A business event can lead to win-win situations such as lead generation, advantageous offers for new or improved products/services, new opportunities for partnerships, strengthened customer relations and much more. However, Event Management consists of several sub-projects with crucial dependencies among them. Due to this complexity, something can easily go wrong and affect or even destroy the whole event! The purpose of the specific article is to present a list of software features that can support and facilitate the demanding project of Event Management. The following software features help the event managers to create a well-organized event: 1. Client / Customer…
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