There are many project management methodologies to choose from when deciding on which certification will best suit your career as a Project Manager. Each methodology has it’s supporters and, of course, it’s detractors but the key lies in finding the methodology that best works for you and the style of project management that your organisation will benefit from the most.
The field of Project Management is a flourishing one and the trend appears likely to continue for the foreseeable future. This makes it a great industry to be a part of but it can also make it one that is not always easy to get in to. Many project management positions advertised require experience and most list qualifications as a mandatory requirement for application. But with the right strategy and a small training investment, you could enjoy a rewarding career laden with prospects and opportunities.
Your CV is the very first impression that you will make when applying for a position as Project Manager. Potential employers will not only be able to scrutinise your skills and certifications, but can learn a lot from your CV’s neatness and layout, so it is vital that it is done correctly.
Time management plays a huge part in effective project management. Not only will you have to make time for the planned project activities, but there will be times when unexpected issues take up more of your time. These need to be planned for and integrated into your time management schedule along with your normal schedule. Below we will discuss time management tips and techniques that can be used to ensure that your projects stay on track and that your time is properly utilised.
The PRINCE2 Project Team is vital part of any PRINCE2 project as they will be the ones that take on the actual work that needs to be done. For this to happen, the Project Manager needs to ensure that their needs are taken care of and that they receive the assistance that is required.
The words Agile and Scrum are often spoken in the same breath and, therefore, there is confusion among some people as to what the roles of Agile and Scrum respectively are in project management. Below we hope to bring some clarity and a better understanding of what is involved in both Agile and Scrum, how they fit together and what the differences are between the two.
In the world of project management, one name stands head and shoulders above other project management methodologies – PRINCE2. It is a method that has been designed to give projects the greatest possible chance at being successful and has gained a massive following over the last decade.
The PRINCE2 Project Manager will follow the PRINCE2 methodology very closely in order to ensure that the project remains truly PRINCE2, but also to give the project the best possible chance at being successful. From the very start of the project right up to the project’s closure, the Project Manager will have many duties to perform and delegate to keep the project on it’s intended path.