This page wants to create an environment where all the relevant, usable and credible resources are shared. In order to achieve this objective the main resources used by project managers have been grouped, sorted and ranked. These resources are proposed in an easily accessible way. Moreover they are continuously updated in order to keep this page as relevant as possible.
Project Management deals with all the practices related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing a project. The main objective of Project Management is to achieve the intended objectives and goals of the projects, deliver the desired outcomes and respect all the given constraints. Below some of the most relevant resources for Project managers are group and presented. These resources have been selected, graded and sorted in a way which allows an easy interaction.
Program Management aims to direct various related projects belonging to the same program, to achieve the program's objectives and goals. In the link below some of the most relevant, usable and credible resources related to this area of management are presented.
Portfolio Management is related with the leading of several projects and programs to achieve the organisational objectives, goals and vision. Below an organised page of resources related to this topic is presented.
Below is a table explaining the perspectives used for grouping the main categories within Project, Program and Portfolio Management. These perspectives refer to the one used for the ConceptBox.
|Purpose||Why are we doing this project? What are we doing?||"Purpose is about envisioning the future, by establishing a shared understanding of what the project wants to achieve together with project team and other stakeholders. From the ‘purpose perspective’, project management is about the entrepreneurial spirit with the drive to turn ideas into reality, and the diplomacy to engage and in-spire people to work towards the project vision."|
|People||Whom are we doing this for? Who is doing it?||"It sees project management as a collection of individuals, with their own identities, expert knowledge, interests, feelings, personalities, friendships, etc. It is actually debat-able to what extend we can ‘manage’ people - like marionettes in a puppet show. Yet, it is widely recognized that project managers can influence, enable, nurture, etc. - not only project stakeholders, but also him or herself. Looking at projects from a People Perspective help us see and cope with the human intricacies in projects."|
|Complexity||How, where and when are we doing it?||"From the complexity perspective, project management is about breaking down the purpose into smaller pieces of work that can be delegated and constantly integrated. Managing from the complexity perspective is about integrating a large number of interdependent technologies, processes, people, interests, organisations, information, expertise, etc. so that they, together, work towards and achieve the project purpose. Managing the complexities of projects is the classic area of project management; it involves work breakdown structures, schedules, contracts, division of work, etc."|
|Uncertainty||What if? What now? So what?||"The focus of this perspective is this lack of knowledge, or uncertainty, and how it is reduced over the course of the project, as well as the learning embedded in and after the project. Part of the uncertainty is about anticipating what could go wrong (risk), and what opportunities could emerge (opportunity), and deciding how to respond to such risks and opportunities. Moreover, not knowing is also an opportunity for learning and developing the skills of people involved in the project as well as organizational capabilities. "|
|Relevant||Does the resource address a relevant aspect of the topic in consideration?|
|Usable||Is the resource practical? Can it be implemented without too many troubles?|
|Credible||Has the resource a credible background?|