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Should a Project Manager have an Assistant?

Should a Project Manager have an Assistant?

At a few presentations to PMI Chapters this year I stated that as a project manager I would not use a tool like Microsoft Project or any PM software tool .  For some reason a good portion of the audience thought this was shocking or incomprehensible.  Some asked how I would even manage projects if this were the case…. The project management role and the project administration role are two different skill sets… Use of the Tool is an Administration Function…

Posted by Dr. James Brown in Project Management Solutions, Team Building.

What is your project’s planning horizon?

What is your project’s planning horizon?

Every organization should establish a target project planning horizon based on the kinds of projects, customers, deliverables and services they provide.  It is essential to minimize time planning schedule details when there is a high degree of uncertainty.

 

Posted by Dr. James Brown in Project Management Solutions, Project Management Training.