World Cup fever is upon us and I figured there isn’t a better time to talk about goals. Goals give us purpose and direction so that we can focus and work on achieving amazing things. The 2018 Fifa World Cup is one of the biggest projects with some of the most media coverage today. With 32 nations competing for the biggest prize in international football, all of this wouldn’t be possible without some of the best project management today. The key to the success of the 2018 Fifa World Cup lies in the project management goals that were achieved. Below I’ve listed my top 5 Project Management goals that were implemented in the 2018 Fifa World Cup.
The first logical step in starting a career as a Project Manager is to gain a trusted and accredited project management certification such as PRINCE2. AGILE, MSP or PMP. This will show that you have gained an understanding of how a project is run and will boost your chances at being hired. This may, however, not be enough to prove yourself as a well-rounded Project Manager as there is much to be said about the essential project management skills that may not be taught during your educational training. This is where the difference between knowledge and skill becomes evident.
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 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.