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Interviews with Project Managers

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  • Mounkaila Abdoul-aziz Niger in between the three methods GANTT, CPM and PERT which one is the best?
    2014-04-17 17:04:22

  • Majid Ansari Saudi Arabia What amount of experience is needed before considering the role of project manager? What is the preferred background for experience?
    2014-04-16 21:04:27

  • Ricardo Patino Puerto Rico Completed
    2014-04-16 03:04:09

  • Abdul Rauf Wafa Afghanistan What is difference between a project manager and leader?
    2014-04-15 21:04:12

    • Emmanuel Eno Nigeria example. a pm can ask you to do sth and just leave. a laeder will ask you to do that same thing and try to inspire you and motivate you. with questions like, how are you? how is your fam? etc. a good project manager should have leadership attributes
      2014-04-17 15:04:37
  • Mohammad Satheer Sri Lanka Does the Project Manager need to have a technical background experience besides to management experience to lead the project ( particularly for Construction project) ?
    2014-04-14 18:04:44

    • Emmanuel Eno Nigeria yes. to ensure full confidence. but that dont mean the PM cant handle or have the ability to lead a project. in respect to that its is adviceable to build a project management team (with qualified specialist), communication should be a priority. and
      2014-04-17 15:04:57
    • Abdul Rauf Wafa Afghanistan In case the project is technical, as you mentioned construction project, so it is extremely required for project manager to have technical background because the project manger is the one who plans and anticipates all constraints of project, I mean both technical and managerial.
      2014-04-15 21:04:09
  • Rex Fiifi Yawson Ghana is this program recognize by accreditation PMI
    2014-04-14 15:04:27

  • Ashley Rensburg South Africa Is this course recognized by PMI. I am concerned about accreditation.
    2014-04-13 23:04:52

    • Emmanuel Eno Nigeria you can get certified and aslo go for PMI cert. its all about gaining knowledge.
      2014-04-17 15:04:51
    • Majid Ansari Saudi Arabia Dear Mr. Ashley, if you are so concerned then why not appear for the pmp exam by PMI.
      2014-04-16 22:04:21
  • Saed Al Masoud Jordan Does the Project Manager need to have a technical background experience besides to management experience to lead the project ?
    2014-04-13 09:04:59

  • Barn Cephas Nigeria what is the full meaning of GANTT chart and how can one use it for project management?
    2014-04-10 16:04:03

  • Gabriel Gayflor Willie Liberia Is it compulsory for project management software to include Gantt chart, PERT and CPM?
    2014-04-10 13:04:52

    • Saed Al Masoud Jordan They are very usefull tools that would help managing and following up your project. i myself using them while working in managing and leading many ICT projects. A PERT chart is a project management tool used to schedule, organize, and coordinate tasks within a project. PERT stands for Program Evaluation Review Technique. A similar methodology, the Critical Path Method (CPM) was developed for project management in the private sector at about the same time. A PERT chart presents a graphic illustration of a project as a network diagram consisting of numbered nodes (either circles or rectangles) representing events, or milestones in the project linked by labelled vectors (directional lines) representing tasks in the project. The direction of the arrows on the lines indicates the sequence of tasks.
      2014-04-15 09:04:20
    • Valentine Micheal Ghana I makes it possible to allocate time with activities and come out with a date of completion !!
      2014-04-11 18:04:51
      2014-04-10 20:04:30
  • Sadique Bawa Seidu Ghana How does the 3 tool works in documenting and managing a project.?
    2014-04-08 22:04:54

    • Engr Abdullah Pakistan Gantt chart:A Gantt chart is a type of bar chart, developed by Henry Gantt in the 1910s, that illustrates a project schedule. Gantt charts illustrate the start and finish dates of the terminal elements and summary elements of a project. Terminal elements and summary elements comprise the work breakdown structure of the project. Modern Gantt charts also show the dependency (i.e. precedence network) relationships between activities. CPM:The critical path method (CPM) is an algorithm for scheduling a set of project activities.It is an important tool for effective project management. Basic technique:The essential technique for using CPM is to construct a model of the project that includes the following: A list of all activities required to complete the project (typically categorized within a work breakdown structure), The time (duration) that each activity will take to complete, The dependencies between the activities and, Logical end points such as milestones or deliverable items. PERT:The Program (or Project) Evaluation and Review Technique, commonly abbreviated PERT, is a statistical tool, used in project management, that is designed to analyze and represent the tasks involved in completing a given project. First developed by the United States Navy in the 1950s, it is commonly used in conjunction with the critical path method (CPM).
      2014-04-10 12:04:33
  • Raymond Osazuwa Nigeria A situation where ones timelines just change indiscriminately and ones superiors are unwilling to move grounds how can a project manager such situations?
    2014-04-08 20:04:15

  • Usman Sheikh Pakistan what are the key /major points in project management which one should focus on?
    2014-04-08 11:04:44

    • Emmanuel Eno Nigeria initiation. planning. execution. controlling. closure
      2014-04-17 15:04:48
  • Elma Collins Australia What is the most valuable skill to possess as a project manager?
    2014-04-05 13:04:44

    • Raymond Osazuwa Nigeria Time Management and Communication and coordination skills
      2014-04-08 20:04:35
    • Francina Mavuso South Africa Management, planning and implementation, communications skills
      2014-04-05 20:04:24
    • Francina Mavuso South Africa A good project manager must have great management, coordination and communications skills
      2014-04-05 20:04:27
  • Jason Smith Jamaica With the considerations that must be taken into account in project management, how much of a factor will costing be affected by inflation and the time constraints of the project?
    2014-04-05 00:04:22

    • Emmanuel Eno Nigeria dont really understand you question. but if the PM MANAGES the project properly, with a goo and proper project plan and all, inflation, risks etc will be in check and at least limited by 20 percent.
      2014-04-17 15:04:13
    • Francina Mavuso South Africa I believe that any project manager must make provision for inflation escalation, as this can negatively affect timeous delivery if not provided for.
      2014-04-05 20:04:03
  • Tesfaye Tessema Gintamo Ethiopia How to equally involved of all project staffs working for strict deadlines?
    2014-04-03 08:04:44

    • Emmanuel Eno Nigeria assign each with their specific responsibilities and use leadership attributes like motivation to push them towards achieving desired deadlines.
      2014-04-17 15:04:55
    • Francina Mavuso South Africa Responsibilities are assigned with deadlines and the resources and time spend are costar accordingly.
      2014-04-05 20:04:05
    • Francina Mavuso South Africa Every team of staff member must be assigned responsibilities according to their respective expertise or skills, those responsibilities are assigned with strict deadlines and coatings.
      2014-04-05 20:04:19
  • Motuki Manyanye South Africa Doesn't tight time limits compromise the quality of the end product?
    2014-04-02 11:04:56

    • Emmanuel Eno Nigeria it doesnt.
      2014-04-17 15:04:30
    • Francina Mavuso South Africa Well if the individuals working on the project/s are skilled to do the job, they will set deadlines that are achievable to deliver on time.
      2014-04-05 20:04:44
  • SAFI KALUMBI BEATRICE TRICIA Rwanda In the interview the project manager mention to use Excel spreadsheets, how can someone use it, in which situation and for which purpose?
    2014-04-01 13:04:20

    • Francina Mavuso South Africa Excel spreadsheet are mostly used for financial calculations and formulas.
      2014-04-05 20:04:15
    • Thomas Bloess United States of America Excel spreadsheets can be used to make reports to better track projects. Each line represents a project, each column can represent a step that needs to be taken. Where these two intersect you can fill in a date of when it was completed. As you look further down the line you can see how far the activity has come along.
      2014-04-02 19:04:12
  • Oliver Uzande Zimbabwe How does restructuring of workforce affect projects and how can it be controlled?
    2014-03-31 13:03:32

    • Emmanuel Eno Nigeria restructuring can affect the scope and time even cost. improper planning can lead to restructuring. therefore it can be controlled by proper planning. when ever there is a change in the scope of a project note that the cost will change and time will be affected,
      2014-04-17 15:04:49
    • Francina Mavuso South Africa Restructuring can affect the delivery time and / or human resource and can only be managed through negotiations with senior management or the client to agree on a solution that will ensure successful delivery of the project.
      2014-04-05 20:04:31
  • Mopa Esuga Nigeria From the interview with one of the project mangers, she indicated that her preferred tool for managing a project is the GANT chart. What's advantage (s) does it have the CPM or the PERT method if any
    2014-03-29 13:03:37

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