Project Management Basics

Step up and get the project basics!

If you're new to Project Management, or entering the project field, or simply want to learn a few things about how projects work, this is the place to start. It can be confusing to get to grips with all the concepts and terms so the articles below provide a Projects 101 entry point.

Program manager

What is a Program Manager?

A Program Manager is a director who is responsible for coordinating  a group of projects in the workplace. Unlike a project manager, a Program Manager does not manage individual projects, but rather oversees different teams working on related projects. They understand the company’s overall goals and objectives and are responsible for altering individual projects in […]

Project management office

PMO – Project Management Office explained

A project management office (PMO)  is a department within a organisation or company that sets out and manages standards for projects and project management. A PMO will usually have a set of processes and methodologies to guide project managers and administrators, business analysts, IT staff and project sponsors. These might include: using particular software and […]


Gantt Chart

A Gantt chart is a horizontal bar chart that shows the timeline of a project. It is one of the most important tools in project management because it gives an overview of the schedule of the project as well as the start and end dates for each phase and task in the project. Gantt charts […]

Project manager job description

Project Manager Job Description

Project Manager job descriptions can vary quite a bit but many have the same things in common. Reading a good job description will help you understand what skills you will need to get a job as a project manager. Most job briefs will include the need for experience, strong organisational skills, planning ability, monitoring and […]

Project Manager

What is a Project Manager?

A Project Manager is the person responsible for the planning and execution of a project. Good Project Managers have many skills and are accountable for controlling multiple aspects of a project. Each professional Project Manager will develop his or her own style depending on the type of project and project methodology being used. Project Managers […]

Project management

What is Project Management?

Project Management is the process of planning, structuring and controlling all the elements of a project from start to finish. The Project Management Institute defines it as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.” Project Management can involve many disciplines depending on the type of project […]


What is a Project?

A project is a collaborative exercise with structured sequence of tasks designed with a specific end goal in mind. A project is generally characterised by the following: a project will have a start date and end date it aims to reach a specific end goal, like building a structure or a new piece of software […]