Category Archives: Day in the Life of a PM

Introducing Penny PM! She’s a smart and savvy Project Manager that seriously loves her job. Each blog will showcase a different aspect of her duties, from risk management to communication to cruise director.

Penny PM hits the bull’s-eye everytime with an issues management tracking tool

Penny PM started the day “aiming for the bull’s-eye” by resolving issues for the Big Bang Project.  Penny PM told the team, “As we discussed in our last issues meeting, the first step in resolving an issue is to identify … Continue reading

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Penny PM targets Issues

Penny PM started the day “targeting” issues for the Big Bang Project. Penny PM suited up with her bow and arrow, protecting the team by sharpshooting issues the team had in front of them.  Penny PM says, “If you manage … Continue reading

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The Importance of Tracking Issues

They say in business that the key to success is the three “Ls” – Location, Location, and Location!  Well, in the world of project management, the most important key to success is the three “Cs” – Communication, Communication, and Communication!  … Continue reading

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Penny PM tackles Risk

Penny PM started the day “tackling” risks for the Big Bang Project. Penny PM suited up with her helmet and shoulder pads protecting the team by creating a risk mitigation plan.  Penny PM says, “You can never have too much … Continue reading

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Risk Management – Part 2

As we discussed last time, the gathering of project risks cannot begin too early.  The method for gathering the risks is not important, but, what is important is that a good cross section of the business and project team be … Continue reading

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Risk Management – Part 1

“Risks, what risks?  The project is just starting. We haven’t had time to encounter any risks yet!”This is a very common reaction I have experience when beginning a new project.  People are excited about starting a new project and do … Continue reading

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