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Project Management Definition

What is a Business Analyst?

Filed under Career, Definitions | Posted by PMStudent

Guest Post by Brad People often ask me, “Brad, What is a Business Analyst?” Although I can’t see your face as you’re reading this, I’m sure you will have the same disappointed look on your face most people have when I give you the answer: It depends. No I’m not trying to be difficult, but […]

What Is A WBS?

Filed under Definitions, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

Great question from Bill today about what a WBS is and how it’s used in planning project scope: Hello Josh Please clarify something for me. I am only into chapter 7 of WBS Coach so if it is explained later please forgive me. From what I have read so far it seems that the WBS […]

What Is A Project? – Goldilocks Edition

Filed under Definitions | Posted by PMStudent

Many people ask the question “What is a project?” every day. For some, the first time you may have heard of such a thing was due to finding a posting on a job board somewhere for a project manager. Curious, you are now asking what a project actually is. ?What is this thing you would […]

Program Manager Defined

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Guest post by Denis Geoghegan As a program manager the second most common question I?m asked is ?what is the difference between a project manager and a program manager??. The first most popular question I?m asked is ?what is a program manager anyway??. Deliverables Versus Benefits The classic explanation of the difference between project managers […]

IT/IS Project Management Video

Filed under Definitions | Posted by PMStudent

Today I would like to share this video I found on YouTube with you.? It appears to be a short lesson from a college class.? It’s rather academic in nature using slides, which isn’t my training style but it’s not bad for a general overview of project management.? I tend to focus more on telling […]