April Update – Project Management

What is a Project?

A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources. And a project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. So a project team often includes people who don’t usually work together – sometimes from different organizations and across multiple geographies.

What is Project Management?

Project management, then, is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.

Project management processes fall into five groups

  1. Initiating
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring and Controlling
  5. Closing

Project management knowledge draws on ten areas

  1. Integration
  2. Scope
  3. Time
  4. Cost
  5. Quality
  6. Procurement
  7. Human resources
  8. Communications
  9. Risk management
  10. Stakeholder management

Effective Project Management for Web Professional’s

The use of project management skills is often what distinguishes an easy, successful project from a painful and unsatisfactory one. In a world where clients and business partners increasingly want a full solution, rather than just the component pieces of design and code, having basic project management skills, at least, is quickly becoming a requirement for web professionals.

This article by Sitepoint introduces you to the basics of the project lifecycle, and provide you with tools that you can use to make your projects run smoother, faster, and easier.

Certification in Project Management

WebProfessionals.org is a powerful opportunity for individuals aspiring to be or already working as a Web professional. Working with experts within industry, education and government, WOW has created a series of vendor neutral industry standard certification exams.

This Web professional certification site was designed to provide you with the following resources.

Other Resources

This week we focus on the Project Management Process, tools and methodologies used in Web Professional’s World. Every week we try to deliver something new and informational. We hope you find these resources and overviews useful. We always look forward to your comments and feedback (whether you are a member or not).

If you aspire to be a web professional and don’t know where to start, we offer a number of beginning classes to our members via our School Of Web learning management system. As a member, your first class is free.

 

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