10 Guidelines for Estimating Project Effort - Guest Post by Sussane Madsen

10 Guidelines for Estimating Project Effort – Guest Post by Susanne Madsen

Many projects start off on the wrong foot because the effort involved in delivering them has been underestimated. It is human nature to want to deliver something well and quickly, but underestimating the complexities of a project serves no one. As project managers, it is our job to make sure that the team understands what the users want and how much it will cost to produce what they want. This is one of the cornerstones of being able to successfully deliver a project. Continue reading 10 Guidelines for Estimating Project Effort – Guest Post by Susanne Madsen

Do You Have a Risk Management Strategy for Your Budget? - Guest Post by Laura O’Donnell

Do You Have a Risk Management Strategy for Your Budget?

There is an element of risk in every business, no matter how high the demand it serves. In virtually all cases, the risk will be monetary, or come down to the loss of money, whether directly or through the expenditure of money to avert disaster or through the loss of investments. But while risk is a constant danger, it’s a danger that can be mitigated, if not entirely eliminated if risk management is made a priority, particularly in terms of your budgeting procedures. Continue reading Do You Have a Risk Management Strategy for Your Budget?

Project Management in the Startup World

Project Management in the Startup World

As exciting and cool as they may look, startups are an unstructured and constraint filled world. Successful entrepreneurs will tell you that they spend as many hours sorting out chaos as they do acquiring customers. Given the urgency of getting the product in shape and monetizing the business, many start-ups paid little or no attention to the nuances of project management. In the long run this proves fatal, especially as they look to achieve scale and efficiency. In this blog I will share some project management best practices aimed at start-ups. Continue reading Project Management in the Startup World