Project Manager Job Description

So what do project managers do all day? A very perplexing question I have asked myself many times at the end of an exhausting day, especially those days that go so fast and I can’t really see any real output. Do you have days like that? Here’s a couple of videos that outlines the project manager job description.

What is project management by the UK’s Association for Project management

How to become a project manager by the UK’s Association for Project Management

The Role of the Project Manager



Association for Project Management Receives its Royal Charter

Congratulations to the Association for Project Management. They have received their Royal Charter from Her Majesty The Queen.

The Charter represents a significant milestone in the development of the profession and completes the final phase before the association transitions to a full Chartered body in April 2017.

“The development of the register of Chartered Project Professionals is a central pillar in our drive to raise standards of project, programme and portfolio delivery,” said APM CEO Sara Drake.

“Our intention is to provide a register which offers (to clients, employers and the public) confidence of quality across the rich diversity of skills involved in project management in the quantity needed by the profession and by society across all walks of life.”

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You Want to Be a Scrum Master

Scrum is the most popular agile framework today for rapid product development.

Scrum Master TrainingYet even today, over 30 years after the scrum framework was created, the demand for competent and skilled Scrum Masters outstrip supply.


Do you have what it takes to become a successful Scrum Master?

This scrum master course will provide you an overview of the agile/scrum framework, the scrum process flow and the skills, qualities and competencies needed by the key player in the game: You, the Scrum Master.

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UK APM Measures for Assuring Projects

The UK APM (Association for Project Management) SIG (Special Interest group) for Assurance recently released a mighty 60+ page tome to help project professionals deliver assurance in a more consistent way.

It took about five years to compile and is designed to be used by project teams for self-assessment. As if you didn’t have enough to do.

In my opinion, just another over-kill by the academics. But maybe you can extract a lite version depending on your industry and level of project management maturity.

You can download the toolkit for free from here


Scrum / Agile Process Flow

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Before I dive into the details, I want to give you a high level overview of a typical scrum process. So that you will better understand the roles, the events and the artifacts that  I will be showing you in the following videos  Continue reading “Scrum / Agile Process Flow”

Agile Scrum or Waterfall for Product Development

In this post – Agile Scrum versus Waterfall, I compare managing a software development project with the traditional waterfall approach and to managing the same software development using the agile/scrum framework.

Waterfall Project Management

In a traditional waterfall project the project phases cascade, like a waterfall, the phases are done in series, maybe with a little overlap if the project manager feels the risk is acceptable Continue reading “Agile Scrum or Waterfall for Product Development”

Earned Value Management the Easy Way

Earned Value Management

Earned Value is based on the idea that the value of the product of the project increases as tasks are completed.
And therefore the Earned Value is a measure of the real progress of the project.

Earned Value provides a standard means of objectively measuring work accomplished by integrating cost, schedule and technical performance into one set of metrics so that meaningful comparisons can be made. Continue reading “Earned Value Management the Easy Way”

The Perfect Resume

A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is an outline of a person’s educational and professional history.

But it’s more than that. It’s an advertisement. A skillful presentation created to arouse the interest of a prospective employer. Designed to highlight your strengths and capabilities.

Laid out for easy reading, extraction of important data and to show that you are the right person for that job.

Most resumes are boring. A monotonous, matter of fact style of writing is used, listing down dull routine activities, sometimes even starting from primary school!

A well written resume is a living thing, changing with the circumstances, your resume must be written in various formats. Tailored to enhance experience, highlight qualifications, show off your capabilities; depending on your assessment of the employer, the company, the job. Continue reading “The Perfect Resume”