Getting Started

Best Practices, Project Execution, Stakeholder Management

Scheduling and Facilitating a Successful Project Meeting

An IT Project Manager now and again is required to schedule and facilitate meetings with stakeholders for various reasons- be it onsite or remotely. Such meetings could be with the legal team for legal guidance; procurement team; operations or perhaps team meetings and so on. While scheduling and facilitating meetings sound like an undemanding task,… Continue reading Scheduling and Facilitating a Successful Project Meeting

Uncategorized

Project Management Artifacts (Samples and Templates)

Project Management Artifacts are documents containing information about a project. They are used for presentations to stakeholders or just curated for reference purposes. I have created templates for some key project management artifacts. They can be customized as needed for your organization. I personally use these artifacts for my projects and having these templates ensures… Continue reading Project Management Artifacts (Samples and Templates)

Best Practices, Communication Management, PM Artifacts, PM Tools, Project Initiation, Project Planning, Real Life Examples, Stakeholder Management

How to Curate Project Documents for Accessibility to Stakeholders

The PMBOK(Project Management Book of Knowledge) specifies that a typical project manager spends 90% of his/her communicating. While this seems really high considering the grocery list of other items the PM is responsible for however, the PMBOK is right. A project manager should always ensure that there is information available to every stakeholder on the… Continue reading How to Curate Project Documents for Accessibility to Stakeholders

Education, IT Projects

Major Components of Most IT Projects You Should be Aware of

I am constantly trying to skill up in tech for more effectiveness in my role as an IT Project Manager.   I found out early in my career that the more knowledgeable I am about the technical components of my project, the more confident I feel when interacting with team and with my clients.  I… Continue reading Major Components of Most IT Projects You Should be Aware of

Project Initiation

How I Prepare For a Very Effective Client Kick-off Meeting.

You are an IT project manager in a reputable company and in your role you are responsible for the successful delivery of various IT solutions to clients. You have just been assigned a new project with a signed statement of work (SOW). Also, you have been assigned a team of developers, a solution architect, tech… Continue reading How I Prepare For a Very Effective Client Kick-off Meeting.

Real Life Examples, Uncategorized, Welcome

A Brief Introduction to my Role as an IT Project Manager

IT (Information technology) project management is simply the process of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing on IT projects. Any project that deals with IT infrastructure, information systems, and computers can be considered an IT Project. Depending on the technology and scope, IT projects can quickly become very complex requiring requisite skill sets in areas… Continue reading A Brief Introduction to my Role as an IT Project Manager

Introduction to PMNewbies

Welcome to PMNewbies

On this blog, I will be discussing tips and best practices that can be applied to most if not all IT project implementations. Occasionally, I will discuss their applications to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing Projects because those are my focus areas. My goal here is to share as much as I know from… Continue reading Welcome to PMNewbies