Using KANBANs to give WBS Detail

One of the hardest things to achieve in a project can be a complete list of the project tasks. A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a tool that helps to divide the project into manageable blocks of work, however especially on larger projects this can seem daunting or even pointless at first glance. How can…

Advanced Risk Management: Planning for the Unexpected

There’s an entire domain of project management that is concerned with planning for events when things don’t go as expected. It is known as risk management and typically involves trying to reduce the impact or probability that an undesirable event takes place. If the project goal is to deliver value, risks can be seen as…

Keeping Actions in the Action Log

Even a seemingly straightforward project can quickly reach a complexity that requires an action log, and even a simple action log in a spreadsheet can be an effective tool to manage a project’s actions. However as soon as a project starts using an action log, problems will arise with actions that are not in the…