Free Trial Project Management Software Grapple

Over the past 18 months or so I, along with another project management colleague Aaron Hudson have been developing what we would want to see in project management software, which we have called Grapple. We have recently launched our Alpha prototype, which is free to use, for now. As readers of my blog, I thought I would give you the opportunity to be among the first to trial it. I would also like to introduce you to some of Grapple's key features and encourage you to give it a try and share your thoughts on what … Read more...

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15 Secrets For Project Success
15 Secrets For Project Success

Finding the secret to a successful project is the holy grail for a project manager and indeed for most businesses. Well it is for me, and I certainly have my own thoughts on what the key factors of success are and, while I could cite something around “integrating the 9 function areas of PMBoK”, This doesn't really add much value. So what is the one thing that if we do right would return the biggest chance of project success? Well for me, the most important factor to project success is effective and transparent … Read more...

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What Project Management Means To Me #PMFlashblog
What Project Management Means To Me #PMFlashblog

This was a tough article to write, considering that this article on the topic “what does project management mean to me” is being published with another 71 of the leading project management bloggers around the world, talk about pressure… I sat for a couple of weeks mulling over the topic for the post, what does project management mean to me? Really, how do I write about that, who should I target it for? In the end, I reached out to my wife and asked her what I should write about, her response as we lay in bed that night … Read more...

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Using Twitter For Project Management Communications
Using Twitter For Project Management Communications

Are you looking for new ways to improve project communication? Twitter can provide an interesting solution for small relevant and concise chunks of information that can be tailored to each individual stakeholder group. Importance Of Project Communication There is no doubt that effectively communication with project stakeholders directly correlates to increased project success. The impact a stakeholder can have on the project increases exponentially over time and the risk of stakeholder led changes increases as their … Read more...

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Project Management Professional Development Costs and Personal Development Tax Cap

Ongoing professional development for a project management consultant can mean winning and losing business. The Australian Labour government has plans to place an annual cap of $2,000 on professional development tax rebates. For project management consultants and project professionals this could considerably hinder their professional growth. As a project management consultant, I make it a priority to continue my professional development and learn new and cutting edge concepts and processes for my clients. As a case … Read more...