Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey—Twelfth Edition (2021)

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has released its 2021 Project Management Salary Survey. I always find these reports fascinating to read, especially when comparing salaries with other countries. Grab your copy of the report here: Project Management Salary Survey—Twelfth Edition | Project Management Institute (pmi.org) As disruptive as COVID-19 has been, project management skills and…

How to create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

A well-crafted Work Breakdown Structure can be invaluable on a project. Follow this short step-by-step guide on how to create a basic Work Breakdown Structure for your next project. I create a WBS as soon as possible, preferably while the sales team is still busy proposing the solution to a client. Using the approach I…

What is the difference between duration, work, effort, hours, and man-days?

I come from the Microsoft Project world, where schedules are built using duration and work. However, team members often refer to effort, hours, or my pet peeve “man-days”. What are all of these, and how do they compare? My nonprofessional definitions are summarized as follows, with examples below: Duration – the amount of time it…