Posted by: Josh Santos | Published on: Mar 28,2013
Every Project Manager knows -- or quickly learns -- that a robust, well-developed project plan is essential for success… or even for basic survival.
Posted by: Ariel Utnik | Published on: Dec 12,2012
Glance at a project management article, leaf through a project management book, or listen in on a project management seminar or workshop, and you’re going to see or hear one word over, and over, and over again: communication.
Posted by: Debbie Cohen-Abravanel | Published on: Nov 25,2012
Though it may look fairly straightforward and linear, managing projects isn’t easy. And anyone who thinks that it is (i.e. pretty much everyone who isn’t a Project Manager) should look no further than the acronyms PPM to realize the error of their ways, and if possible, fall to their knees and beg the closest Project Manager for forgiveness.
Posted by: Hilee Avrahami | Published on: Sep 10,2012
This week Clarizen hosted the PM Forum at our Israel offices. Project managers from major international companies such as IBM, and Tefen attended to learn about incorporating agile methodologies into their project management work. Clarizen cohosted the event with Dan Barzilay, an expert PMP with experience in business management as well as operational and project management. Dan is also VP of the Israeli chapter of PMI.
Posted by: Ariel Utnik | Published on: Aug 26,2012
If you're looking for a new project management approach for your business then consider using agile project management. This style of project management originally came out of software development and was aimed at allowing developers to move from concept to finished product very quickly and efficiently, making changes on the move and constantly releasing upgrades to the code. Software users felt the benefit in having quick access to regularly updated software and developers got great feedback from customers and users to help improve the development process. This methodology soon made its way into all kinds of other projects because of the benefits of speed and flexibility.
Posted by: Ariel Utnik | Published on: Aug 07,2012
As its name implies, agile project management is a simplified project management approach that allows projects (and project managers) to respond quickly and flexibly to developing requirements.
Posted by: Ariel Utnik | Published on: Mar 11,2012
Many organizations aspire to adopt agile processes such as Scrum, Kanban and even a combination like Scrumban to take advantage of the numerous benefits that they offer to an organization. Those benefits include, but are not limited to, quicker return on investment, better software quality, and higher customer satisfaction.
As part of this shift, organizations are also changing the way they work, redefining teams, work processes, and tools used to manage the work.
Posted by: Rami Cohen | Published on: Feb 27,2012
There are bunch of things that make project management tougher, riskier and (much) more stressful than it needs to be. I have a mental list of things that I could happily live without. Doubtless, you have one, too. Chances are that our lists are strikingly similar.
Posted by: Rami Cohen | Published on: Feb 20,2012
Useless meetings, as we all know, are the bane of the project manager’s existence.
In fact, at this moment, a fellow project manager, somewhere in the world, is being subjected to yet another useless meeting. She is checking Facebook, falling asleep, counting the ceiling fixtures (for the 10th time), wondering exactly why paper beats rock in the “rock, paper, scissors” game, weighing the merits of getting up and running out of the room while uttering a primal scream for the ages, or wistfully wondering why he didn’t follow his true career passion: playing the flute for tourists in some tropical paradise.
Posted by: Rami Cohen | Published on: Jan 11,2012
There was a time when telling someone that you were the project manager of a distributed team would be met with disdain or cynicism. Perhaps you’d even hear someone sarcastically say “yeah, good luck with that” -- or maybe something worse that we can’t publish here. Thankfully, those days are long gone.