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Scrum methodology overview

Scrum is a software development strategy/framework that you can apply to all kinds of teamwork. Often seen as an agile project management framework, Scrum provides meetings, tools and roles to help a team structure and manage their work. Why is it called ‘Scrum’? Not surprisingly, scrum gets i...

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5 phases of the project life cycle

When starting a new project, it can be tempting to just dive straight in, especially if you’re running against a tight time schedule. However, this can be very overwhelming for your team and consequently produce unsatisfactory results. This is where the 5 phases of the project life cycle comes in. B...

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How to manage your project resources

The project’s been signed off and is all set to go; now comes a tricky part, the management of resources. If you don’t allocate the project’s resources, the project will likely experience delays, run over time or even run out of budget. Whatever the size of the project, managing its resources is ess...

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For the throne: a game of project managers

Disclaimer: for those who are not Game of Thrones fans, we’re not sorry. We’re just not. Also spoilers. Game of Thrones has ended. Whether this brings tears of pain and anguish to your eyes as you mourn the end of such a phenomenal series, or tears of joy that at last your friends and...

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Is Lean Six Sigma really worth the investment?

What’s your take on Lean Six Sigma? Big fans? Not so much? Or are you unsure who, what, when, where or how it even works? Well, some are of the opinion that it isn’t worth the investment, but we’re here to tell you otherwise… Developed primarily in the manufacturing industry, Lean Six Sigma is a...

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Spark joy in your organisation with a little agile

Agile. Everyone’s implementing agile working techniques and singing its praises; it’s almost as trendy as decluttering your home with Marie Kondo, whose method, KonMari, offers a solution to our over-materialised lives. Agile principles, however, help organisations to gain a competitive edge by bein...

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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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