7 Best Productivity Apps for Project Managers

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Devart, who is behind TMetric, has invited me to collaborate with them to bring you this sponsored post. All opinions are mine. There are just not enough hours in a day to do everything I want. I don’t have the time to add hours so…

7 Best PRINCE2 books for 2022 (including PRINCE2 Agile books)

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Because of the nature of the objective testing and the number questions, the PRINCE2(r), certification exam can be difficult to pass. PRINCE2(r), by itself, is not difficult to learn. The official manual is easy to follow and understand. I used only the PRINCE2(r), official handbooks…

Four Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder management Is Important

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. This article: Why is stakeholder management important for project success? What is stakeholder management? 1. Free Resources 2. Reduce and Uncover the Risk 3. Increase Success Perception 4. Easier Project Closure Why is stakeholder management important for project success? Because we need people to do…

17 Questions for Project Kickoff Meetings + Checklist

By Bernie

As I get older and more experience, I have become lazier in preparing for project meetings. Recently, I was so overwhelmed that I checked my calendar in the morning. I was surprised to find out that four people from outside came in for a meeting. This is the first page in the Project Initiation Checklist.…

Risks, improv, and chocolate

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Adam states that most books on branding “focus on what it takes to make a brand great: follow these steps and tick the boxes on a flowchart.” “PRINCE2 (r) training is exactly like that,” I respond. These documents will make your project a success if…

LiquidPlanner now with tailored views

By Bernie

Charles Seybold says that he puts a lot of the blame on the tools when he discusses why projects fail. LiquidPlanner CEO Charles Seybold believes Microsoft Project is too complicated and it’s easy to lose track of what’s going on. Then you add up all the mess with a percent complete. He says, “How do…

LiquidPlanner: new version available!

By Bernie

On Tuesday, I saw a demo version of LiquidPlanner (the project management scheduling and collaboration tool). It’s now available – it’s still in Beta testing so it’s still free! Bruce Henry guided me, a long-time user of MS Project through the main features. Although I have tried ConceptDraw Project 3 & Niku, LiquidPlanner is the…

How to Motivate Your Project Team

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Ruth Pearce is an expert on motivating your projectteam. She has even written a book about it. Ruth was kind enough to talk to me about motivating teams and why it’s something that you should be doing. Ruth, let’s get started at the beginning. Why…

An interview with Jeff Furman: Getting some answers

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Jeff Furman is the author and editor of The Project Management Answer Book. I asked Jeff Furman why he wrote it, and how it felt putting it together. Hello, Jeff. Please tell me why you wrote The Project Management Answer Book. Hi, Elizabeth. Hi Elizabeth.…