Interview with Wendy Hague

Wendy Hague has great experience with project management. She has managed an impressive range of projects directly herself, has managed the activities of PMP qualified project managers and directed the activities of a Project Management Office for a well known large organisation in the financial sector. She also has worked to train project managers for …

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Week 11: Your Responsibility as a Project Manager

In Afghanistan corruption is said to be common in construction projects, as is illustrated in this video from Al Jazeera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycvaf9srXow&feature=player_embedded Corruption in construction projects globally is a serious issue. It inhibits economic growth and the standards of living of people in developing countries: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiminA0y-38&feature=player_embedded But corruption and ethical issues are not just a problem …

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Week 10: Project Leadership

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktWBeqpSb9I&feature=player_embedded In this week of the course we are looking at project leadership skills, understanding the difference between leadership and management, hearing from a wide selection of experts on this topic. The reading for students of the course this week is by Verma and Wideman, "Project Manager to Project Leader? and the Rocky Road …

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Week 9: Project Resource Management

Project Resource Management is focused on managing all of the human and non-human resources for the project. It is defined in PMBOK as: "the processes to identify, acquire, and manage the resources needed for the successful completion of the project. These processes help ensure that the right resources will be available to the project manager …

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Week 8: Project Procurement Management

Project procurement management is about establishing, maintaining and closing relationships with suppliers of goods and services for the project. The processes for project procurement management from the PMBOK are outlined here and we will also look at a model for project supply chain management that has been developed for the construction industry. The definition of …

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Week 7: Project Risk Management

This week we will look at Project Risk Management. We will first look at the processes from the PMBOK that are applied to project risk management and then the risk in the Chinese construction industry is discussed as an example of the application of risk management theory. PMBOK The late Rita Mulcahey was a widely …

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Week 6: Project Quality Management

This week we will look at Project Quality Management - this video provides a simple introduction: We will first look at the coverage of project quality management from the PMBOK to understand the processes that are advocated. Then we will consider approaches to modern quality management that underlie the processes in the PMBOK. Modern quality …

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