Notes From A Stress Fest Kimberly Wiefling had an article today on Projects@Work (www.projectsatwork.com) giving us a taste of some hard-learned lessons when dealing with project sponsors. Kimberly Wiefling’s sense of humor is something I have always loved. This is a great example education a la entertainment. You can also purchase her book at the PMStudent bookstore by clicking the image to your left. These are the lessons she learned about project sponsors from her exploits.

Notes From A Stress Fest Kimberly Wiefling had an article today on [email protected] (www.projectsatwork.com) giving us a taste of some hard-learned lessons when dealing with project sponsors. Kimberly Wiefling’s sense of humor is something I have always loved. This is a great example education a la entertainment. You can also purchase her book at the PMStudent bookstore by clicking the image to your left. These are the lessons she learned about project sponsors from her exploits.

Don’t assume that you have the decision-making power. It is important to know who the sponsor really is. Do not assume that your sponsor would approve of the project. It’s not easy to get funding from their boss if they don’t want to. Kimberly’s case shows that executives generated ideas for projects and the CEO made decisions about what to […]

We are no longer recommending Method123 and MPMM

We are no longer recommending Method123 and MPMM

Photo by lenifuzhead via Flickr You may have noticed that I used a link for MPMM and Method123 above each comment box. They have been removed and I no longer recommend them. They have good products, and I’ve heard good things about them. That is why I put the links up. They might also have great products, as I mentioned […]

No luck required

No luck required

“If we all helped each other, there would be no need for luck.” Sophocles ‘Good luck.’ How many times have you heard this from someone? How often have they said it to you? Sometimes, a polite response to a situation is to say ‘Good Luck’. It is similar to ‘Have you a nice day’ to someone going through difficult times. […]

Are you new to Project Management? These are the most common mistakes in project management

Are you new to Project Management? These are the most common mistakes in project management

Pam Warren shares her thoughts today on the mistakes project managers make. Pam Warren, who suffered life-altering injuries in the 1999 Paddington Train Crash, has been a master at re-invention and a catalyst to change in her life and the lives of others. She retrained as a Prince 2 Practitioner project manger, building on her experience as a businesswoman as […]

Is it possible to manage projects from anywhere?

Is it possible to manage projects from anywhere?

It’s official: The modern workforce is moving to remote locations. Nearly 70% of employees work remotely at minimum once per week according to the latest data. 99% of remote workers want to continue working like this until retirement. For a remote team to function properly, communication remains the biggest challenge.Coordinating workflow and tasks can be tricky when your teammates and […]

Software Integrations are the Future

Software Integrations are the Future

Since VisiCalc, software has come a long way. There are many specialized solutions available for every business need: invoicing, CRM file management, file management, mail, document editing, and many other all-in-one solutions that combine all of these. We know this. ActiveCollab could have done everything. ActiveCollab is a project management tool that facilitates collaboration. It must solve a specific set […]

Integration with Testlodge

Integration with Testlodge

We are happy to announce our integration with TestLodge. This online tool allows you to: create test plans Enter your input requirements Create and manage test cases and suites perform multiple test runs, Create reports How it works If a TestLodge test fails, an ActiveCollab task will be created with all the information. Once the task is resolved, the test […]