Entries for the ‘Documentation’ Category

Helping the accidental project manager

One of the aims of this site is to provide project management help to those who stumble into the role of project manager and realise that they could do with a few pointers on what that means. Steven Levy’s No Secret blog talks about the Accidental Project Manager, and considers the benefits and disadvantages of that way of working.

Project briefing guidelines from OpenLearn

Make sure you have the basics of Project management sorted by using free resources from the Open University. The first course I am going to look at is Preparing a Project (B713_1). I particularly like the Project Brief Checklist. It can be quite difficult to find a template or outline for the main Project Management documents, and I think that the headings given here are a great starting point for someone who is trying to put together a Project brief, or who is wrestling with how to get started with managing a project.