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The basic principles and objectives of project management

According to the Association for Project Management (APM), “Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives”. Essentially, project management is about planning, organising, securing, managing, leading and controlling a p...

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Change: a force to be reckoned with?

You may remember learning in school about forces – acting all around us, they simultaneously maintain and change the way the world looks and operates. Sadly, we’re not talking about superheroes and villains here, but instead something even more exciting: force field analysis! Developed by Kurt Le...

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What is the point of ITIL® 4?

If ‘it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ right? You may be wondering why ITIL® has been updated – ITIL V3 worked fine so why bother? In other words, what’s the point of ITIL 4? In short, as technology evolves and improves, ITIL needs to evolve with it; after all, what’s the point in having an IT serv...

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Agile vs Waterfall methodologies

When managing projects, choosing a methodology that is going to work for the project, and the team, is crucial. But where do you start and how do you know which methodology is right for your project? Essentially, a project management methodology is a set of processes that help project managers co...

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What if project management had its own romantic comedy?

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air and Cupid’s bow is busy working its magic – Harry meets Sally, Julia Roberts takes a stroll through Notting Hill, Kate Hudson has 10 days to lose a guy who’s actually (shock, horror) the love of her life, and no one’s getting any sleep in Seattle… But what...

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Project manager interview questions

A good project manager can make a big difference to the success of a business. Helping to drive projects forward, keep teams motivated and achieve set goals, these talented individuals can add real value and real dynamism to a company. To find the right project manager for your company, you must...

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How to build an Agile team

People who are new to Agile often ask the same questions. Two of the most common are ‘What are the roles on an Agile team?’ and ‘What is the team structure?’. The answer to these questions depends on several factors, most notably the size of the team involved. The Agile team structure for a group of...

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