Sharpening your Project Management Axe

As a project manager, you live by the wisdom in the expression, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the axe.” But most of today’s PM tools force the user to jump right into defining tasks. The challenge then is to ensure that you don’t allow an inadequate tool to direct your planning process.

In this session, we’ll share how you can sharpen your PM axe by:

  • Establishing a process that allows for valuable thinking and discussion before defining tasks and actions
  • Using advanced “mind mapping” software as a tool to support a seamless path from ideation all the way to a robust project plan
  • Exploring practical approaches for managing and visualizing all of your project-related information