Why the Expert is not the Best Project Manager

Companies often turn to a pool of subject matter experts to find their next project manager. The theory being that the person that knows the most about the content is probably your...

A Project Plan is Much More Than an MS-Project File

Let us start by stating what will seem like breaking news to a lot of people: A project plan is so much more than an MS-Project file or any other list of activities...

Your Contingency Budget Should Actually Reflect the Risks

Isn't it odd that over half of the projects in this world have the exact same contingency budget? As if the risks associated with every project is about the same.It seems like...

How Realistic is the Best Case Scenario?

Most projects are approved with a plan based on the Best Case Scenario. The one where everything runs smoothly without a single hiccup. Is that really a likely scenario though? Aren't Steering...