Moira Alexander

Contributing writer

Moira Alexander is the author of "LEAD or LAG: Linking Strategic Project Management & Thought Leadership" and Founder of PMWorld 360 Magazine and Lead-Her-Ship Group. She's also a project management and digital workplace freelance columnist for various publications and former contributor to Price of Business Talk Radio and USA Business Radio. Moira has 20+ years in business (IS&T) and project management for small to large businesses in the U.S. and Canada.

What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

Gap analysis helps companies objectively evaluate their current state and make improvements to advance the organization toward desired outcomes and to better achieve business goals.

Project management guide: Tips, strategies, best practices

Project management guide: Tips, strategies, best practices

Project management plays a crucial role in enabling companies to transform business and execute strategy effectively. Here is a look at project management and all the key elements that have made it a necessity for businesses of every...

What is a project manager? The lead role for project success

What is a project manager? The lead role for project success

Project managers play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. Here is a look at the project manager role, responsibilities, relevant certifications, expected salaries, and job-seeking tips.

What is project portfolio management? Aligning projects to business goals

What is project portfolio management? Aligning projects to business goals

To successfully achieve company-wide objectives, it is vital for project, program, and portfolio managers and executives to understand the purpose and benefits of PPM.

Top 5 requirements management tools

Top 5 requirements management tools

Identifying and managing business requirements is among the most critical steps in ensuring project deliverables are on point. Here are the top tools to help you execute your requirements management plan.

Asana vs. Mavenlink vs. Wrike: Project management platforms compared

Asana vs. Mavenlink vs. Wrike: Project management platforms compared

Asana, Mavenlink, and Wrike offer world-class work management, but how do you know which one is best suited for your company? Here are the highlights, pros, and cons of each platform.

Mavenlink review: Intelligent service-based project management

Mavenlink review: Intelligent service-based project management

From its high-level views to the smallest unit of task detail, Mavenlink offers a well thought out platform complete with business intelligence reporting — a definite plus for service-based businesses.

CAPM certification guide: Certified Associate Project Manager exam explained

CAPM certification guide: Certified Associate Project Manager exam explained

The Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) certification is a great starting point for those new to project management and wanting to accelerate their career. Here is everything you need to know about this certification.

CSM certification guide: Certified ScrumMaster exam explained

CSM certification guide: Certified ScrumMaster exam explained

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification sets the standard for establishing Scrum theory, developing practical applications and rules, and leading teams and stakeholders through the development process.

Asana review: Intelligent, adaptive project management

Asana review: Intelligent, adaptive project management

Asana’s work management and collaboration platform is an impressive tool that enables teams to significantly reduce the time they spend dealing with processes and task management.

Wrike review: Project management made simple

Wrike review: Project management made simple

Wrike stands out as an intuitive project management platform complete with resource management, automated request capturing, proofing and approval, and more.

How to develop a PMO strategic plan

How to develop a PMO strategic plan

Developing a PMO strategic plan that ensures high alignment with business objectives is no light task. Here are the key steps to effectively launching your project management office’s strategic plan.

The top 5 change management tools

The top 5 change management tools

With digital transformations on the rise, change management software is becoming increasingly recognized as a necessary tool to help companies transition smoothly.

Agile project management: 12 key principles, 4 big hurdles

Agile project management: 12 key principles, 4 big hurdles

Geared toward continuous improvement, the agile methodology can greatly increase your project’s prospects for success. Here is everything you need to know about agile project management, from certification to training to software and...

What is an EPMO? The organizational key to project success

What is an EPMO? The organizational key to project success

An enterprise project management office (EPMO) differs from a traditional PMO in that it operates at a strategic level in collaboration with executives to ensure projects and portfolio activities are conducting to the benefit of the...

How to get a failing project back on track

How to get a failing project back on track

While each project is unique and subjected to its own specific risks, there are some universals to heed when it comes to recovering a failing project.

16 tips for a smooth switch to agile project management

16 tips for a smooth switch to agile project management

If your company is interested in making the switch to agile project management, here are some tips and strategies to help smooth the transition.

5 early warning signs of project failure

5 early warning signs of project failure

Far too many projects still do not meet intended goals. Here are five leading indicators of a failing project that — when caught — can drastically improve your project’s chances for success.

10 project management myths to avoid

10 project management myths to avoid

Don’t let your projects fall prey to the unnecessary confusion, uncertainty, and harm that can result from these all-too-commonly held project management misconceptions.

How to determine, document, and communicate your project scope

How to determine, document, and communicate your project scope

Determining, documenting and sharing a project’s scope can be complicated and stressful. Here are a couple of business leaders willing to share how they go about it and what they found to be successful.

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