There currently are about 10 different Project Management methods being used. When we restrict ourselves to the Information and Communication Technology than a limited number of methods is remaining. What is the effect of a short 'time to market' on the Project Management methodology? More information
What is 'outsourcing', what should I think about when I want to (or may already do), what are the risks involved and where can I find practical tips?
To find an answer to these questions outsourcing info.
The project is finished? Is this true? One of the most important activities is to do a 'lessons learned' session with not only the team but also with the sponsor and management. After this session it is very wise to share this 'lessons learned' with the other Project Managers.
How important is a project methodology for the success of a project? How important are the 'social skills' of the Project Manager for the success of a project?
The modern Project Manager must have in particular in the current arena (just think of working with "virtual" teams in the context of globalization) a good dose of 'social skills' which may be more important than being able to apply a Project Management methodology. The latter is relatively simple and easy to learn. This does not apply to 'social skills'.
Are companies that insist that their Project Manager master a certain methodology as one of the 'knock-out' criteria for selection aware of this?
This term appears regularly in vacancy texts. What is an expectation anyway? An expectation is the assumption or hope something is actually going to happen. This can be both realistic and non-realistic. Up to now I still have not encountered any person who can read thoughts, so in this context, expectations can 'see'. Only when someone pronounces his/her expectations then the other can convert these into goals. Of course, these goals need to be SMART so that they can be measured to determine whether or not the goals have been met. The Project Manager also has a major task to convert the expectations in measurable goals.
Welcome to the website of PPCP LvdH!
Lex van der Heijden, formerly worked for over 16 years as a Certified Senior Project Manager at IBM Global Services. Lex got the chance at the end of 2012 to become self-employed in the field of Project Management. In 2013 he actually gave shape to this opportunity and created the company LvdH PPCP. Lex's vision is: it's all about the human being and his/her environment, where the activities may not harm its environment and should have a lasting effect.
On this website you will find practical information and Lex's vision on his craft Project Management. His experience is that Project Management mainly revolves around people. Together with a team of people from different backgrounds, goals, principles, cultures, etc., can build what is asked for by the client, without losing sight of the human aspects.