A project is like a hammer. A tool to get things done. The more you look at the hammer does not make it more useful. The more you think and plan a project does not make it a better project. When you star hammering, you learn to hit the nails on the head. Sometimes your […]Read More Hammering projects
Much of the working life is organized as projects. But there is a catch. A project is always a temporary job and you have to figure out how to get into new projects while working hard on the current one. That means scouting opportunities within the organization and sometimes looking for new challenges outside the […]Read More How to start a new project?
One of the key issues for all projects is scope. Scope is the target, the objective that you want to achieve in your project. What you are aiming at. Creepy or not, scope is a moving target in research and development projects. That move is called figuratively scope creep. Sometimes the scope is not creeping but running. Ambiguity […]Read More How to hit a moving target in your project
Having a background in project management is great when you are faced with the task of planning a new project. You know how to get things done. However, managing a bid and writing a project proposal is fundamentally different from managing a project. There are two main differences that a bid and project manager must […]Read More Bid Manager vs. Project Manager
In recent years there has been a significant rise in professionalism of project managers also in the academic research sector in the universities. It is being more and more demanded by employers, clients, sponsors, owners and funding organizations who are looking for a guarantee of quality in managing the creative academic work. Project management professionals […]Read More First time project managers base their success on hope