Starting From Scratch? Read This Book!
“I'm a Sr PM/BA at a small software company. When I got there they had a backlog of 1.5 yrs worth of projects, no processes, no schedule and a dysfunctional manager of the Prof Serv group. While I was plugged in to just get projects started, software installed and attempt to keep customers from canceling agreements, I also started looking at the bigger picture of repeatable methodologies for these projects. I don't have PMP cert but do have 20 yrs experience in project management. This book was excellent at discussing and mapping out strategies for starting, running and closing projects using PMI-approved tactics. “
Yep. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management
Unofficial Project Managers Often Have Distributed Teams
A question came up on the LinkedIn Project Manager community: "Tips for remote teams?"
First, all teams benefit from the Nine Components of a High Performance Team, which you can read about in The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management.
Then, emphasize the use of technology that eliminates distance, such as www.GoToMeeting.Com and www.WebEx.com.
At www.PMI.org there are always more thoughts on this topic.
Microsoft Project Training is a Waste of Time
Don’t learn everything you can about Microsoft Project until you know WHY to attend Microsoft Project training.
WHY means you’ll understand the reason you need a scheduling tool.
Don’t buy a shovel if you don’t need a hole.
Attend Microsoft Project Training when you understand the problems you are trying to solve – because the instructor will provide excellent tips and tricks.