Project Management Articles

These articles were written by our team and are available at the the Project Management website.

Risk Management Register

PREMIUM DELIVERABLE by John Borrelli

This risk management template in Excel includes alternate/backup risk management plans as well a risk score based upon probability and impact.

Data Model for Project Management Application

DELIVERABLE by John Borrelli

This data model represents a simple approach to creating a project management database. It was designed in a very popular open source database, but it can be incorporated into any database.

Sample Decision Matrix

DELIVERABLE by John Borrelli

Project teams are often faced with the need to quickly make decisions and are often called upon to defend and explain their decision-making process. A simple weighted matrix of choices can be a team-building activity and provide traceability for critical business decisions. This sample Matrix should be used in conjunction with the article Using a Decision Matrix for Group Problem Solving.

Using a Decision Matrix for Group Problem Solving

by John Borrelli February 4, 2019

Project teams are often faced with the need to quickly make decisions and are often called upon to defend and explain their decision-making process. A simple weighted matrix of choices can be a team-building activity and provide traceability for critical business decisions.

Boyd’s Law in Project Management

by John Borrelli July 8, 2019

Colonel John Boyd discovered that the primary determinant to winning aerial dogfights was observing, orienting, planning and acting faster. How does this apply to project management? 

Introducing Project Management in a Circumspect Culture

by John Borrelli December 26, 2018

Instead of fighting against an environment hesitant to embrace PM practices, it should be straightforward to introduce key components of our craft. This article addresses elements that focus on communication.

Mind Mapping for Group Problem Solving

by John Borrelli January 14, 2019

Using a mind mapping tool for group problem solving can be an excellent way to resolve complex issues. A good group mind mapping experience has the added benefit of improving group dynamics and eliciting better participation.

Document Management: The Importance of Being Organized

by John Borrelli January 22, 2019

Whether you’re using your organization’s operating system or one of the many available document management systems, there are still some basic best practices for keeping your documents organized and safe. This article focuses on file nomenclature, security, revisioning and training.

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