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.

6 common project management mistakes — and how to avoid them

6 common project management mistakes — and how to avoid them

Projects seldom go as planned, leaving project managers with any number of small fires to put out. Here are the most common issues projects encounter and how to get things back on track.

4 secrets of successful EPMOs

4 secrets of successful EPMOs

Setting up and running an enterprise project management office (EPMO) takes a deliberate and strategic effort. Here are four key areas to focus on in establishing an EPMO.

What is project scope? Defining and outlining project success

What is project scope? Defining and outlining project success

Project scope is vital for successful project execution and involves understanding all of a project’s key elements. Here’s what you need to know to achieve your project goals.

Procurement management: Your guide to securing project resources

Procurement management: Your guide to securing project resources

Securing the right project resources at the right time takes skill and experience. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your project procurement process goes smoothly.

Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Stakeholder management can be more complex than project managers think. Here’s how to mentor, influence, and communicate with everyone impacted by your project.

The 22 best project management tools for business

The 22 best project management tools for business

Having the right set of tools to tackle analytics, requirements, change, and project progress will help project managers perform at their best.

Wat is een gap analyse?

De gap analyse van essentieel belang voor strategische planning

Business requirements: Tracing project deliverables to business goals

Business requirements: Tracing project deliverables to business goals

Any successfully executed IT project is guided by pre-defined business requirements. Here’s how to ensure project deliverables and resource allocation trace back to business needs.

What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

With agile fast becoming standard practice at most companies, scrum masters are in great demand. Here is a look at the Scrum Master role, relevant certifications, expected salaries and career opportunities.

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.

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.

Hoe kies je de beste projectmanagementmethodologie voor succes

Hoe kun je met zoveel verschillende projectmanagementmethodologieën weten welke het beste is?

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