Taking over a half finished project

Taking over a half finished project

Project Management, Tools
This article has been originally published at APM. The role of the project manager comes in all shapes and sizes. In a perfect world you might get to choose your project team or even your project, but in our often less-than-perfect world sometimes it’s necessary, for whatever reason, for a project professional to take over a project that is half-finished. This situation brings with it a whole different set of challenges for us and can test our skills and capabilities to the limit. If you find yourself in this position, here are some questions you should be asking at the outset to give yourself the best possible chance of delivering a successful outcome. Continue reading
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Prioritizing Learning in 2021

Prioritizing Learning in 2021

Development Sector, Tools
This article has been originally published at Humentum. AUTHORS: Ross Coxon and Chris Proulx It’s 2021, finally. You and your team slogged through all the challenges that 2020 threw at you. But you ended the year feeling exhausted, distracted, and overwhelmed. It’s time for a fresh start. Now is the time to upgrade your team and organization with these four learning and development do’s and don’ts. Don’t wait all year to bring people together in-person again Continue reading
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How to create and manage an Issue Log

How to create and manage an Issue Log

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools
Creating an Issue Log is an activity performed during project Implementation. The PMD Pro Guide defines an issue as: An issue is an unresolved decision, situation or problem that will significantly impact the project and that the project team cannot immediately resolve. The Issue Log is a tool for reporting and communicating designed to facilitate the timely resolution of issues. Without an issue log, it is possible to either ignore or forget about issues arising, only for those issues to have more serious consequences later on. Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified. Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of "How to" guides available at…
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How to create a Work Breakdown Structure

How to create a Work Breakdown Structure

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools
The Work Breakdown Structure maps out the scope of the project, the work required to complete the project’s deliverables and the project management work required. It is a hierarchical decomposition of the project’s work. The WBS helps you to divide project work into smaller pieces. Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified. Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of "How to" guides available at the DPro+ platform. The "How to" guides are booklets that present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the “How…
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How to create a Risk Register

How to create a Risk Register

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools
Creating a Risk Register is a key activity during project Set Up. During the Identification and Definition phase high-level risk analysis is performed, and during project set-up risks are analyzed and risk responses are put in place. Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified. Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of "How to" guides available at the DPro+ platform. The "How to" guides are booklets that present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the “How To” collection. If you have an idea for…
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How to create a RACI Diagram

How to create a RACI Diagram

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools
Creating a RACI Diagram is a key activity during project Planning and is a key output of this phase. As the complexity of projects increases, the web of relationships expands until it could potentially include community groups, government ministries, suppliers, local non-governmental organizations, universities, faith-based organizations and others. Due to this complexity it’s sometimes difficult to know who is in charge of performing different activities within the project, and who needs to be informed about the progress of those activities. Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified. Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of "How to" guides available at the DPro+ platform. The "How to"…
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How to create an Objectives Tree

How to create an Objectives Tree

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools
Creating an Objectives Tree is an activity performed during project Identification and Definition. It is the second step towards creating a logical framework for the project and enables you to consider a positive future state in the target community when your project has had beneficial results. Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified. Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of "How to" guides available at the DPro+ platform. The "How to" guides are booklets that present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the…
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How to create a Problem Tree

How to create a Problem Tree

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools
Creating a Problem Tree is an activity performed during project Identification and Definition. It is the first step towards creating a logical framework for the project, to be followed by the creation of an Objectives Tree. Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified. Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of "How to" guides available at the DPro+ platform. The "How to" guides are booklets that present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the “How To” collection. If you have an idea for a…
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How to perform a Change Control Process

How to perform a Change Control Process

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools
The Change Control Process is a process map that helps Project Managers make changes to the project plan. It is used in the Implementation phase of the project. Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified. Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of "How to" guides available at the DPro+ platform. The "How to" guides are booklets that present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the “How To” collection. If you have an idea for a “How to” guide or you would like to…
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