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What is The Iron Triangle? | Video

What is the Project Manager’s Iron Triangle?

The Iron Triangle is also known as the Time-Cost-Quality Triangle, The Triple Constraint, or The Triangle of Balance.

So, whatever you call it; what is the Iron Triangle?

Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.
Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

Project Management in Under 5: Episode 2.
What is the Iron Triangle?

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What is Project Risk Management? | Video

Project Managers know that projects are risky. Project risk management is therefore a vital discipline.
Indeed, a focus on project risk is a sign of real project management maturity.

So, it’s crucial.

What is Project Risk Management?

Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.
Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

Project Management in Under 5: Episode 1.
What is Project Risk Management?

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What You Need to Know about Building a Great Project Team

What You Need to Know about Building a Great Project Team

One thing above all can make project leadership easier: an enthusiastic project team.

What you want is a great project team that wants to roll its sleeves up, get going, and do their job. Then, leadership becomes an exercise in pointing your team in the right direction, and providing them with the resources they need, to succeed.

But you will often need to earn this kind of enthusiasm. So let’s look at some of the things you can do to bring it about.

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Eight Approaches to Engage Your Project Sponsor

8 Approaches to Engage Your Project Sponsor

A project without a Project Sponsor is like a restaurant without a proprietor. When everything runs smoothly, no-one notices the absence. But when you need a big decision, somebody needs to make it.

Project Sponsorship is not just about accountability. It’s about getting the direction and oversight of your project right. It is a means of projecting the organization from some of the major risks from your project.

But what if your Project Sponsor doesn’t want to get fully involved?

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What’s Up With PRINCE2 2017? Get Up-to-date.

What's up with PRINCE2 2017?

This year, PRINCE2 becomes PRINCE2 2017. What is PRINCE 2 and what are the main changes we can expect?

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How to Make a Good Project into a Brilliant Project

How to make a Good Project into a Brilliant Project

Projects make change happen. And they create things and add value to our organizations. In a very real sense, the outcome of your project dictates the future of your organization. So maybe running a good project is not enough. I want to focus on some of the things that will make a merely good project into a brilliant project experience.

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18 Routes to Better Project Management for 2017

Better Project Management

I suppose it’s traditional at this time of year. But why baulk at tradition? So I want to use this article to list ways you can deliver better project management in the coming year.

Now, of course, there will be many articles promising this, I am sure. And a lot of them will look very much like one-another. You can almost predict what they will say:

  • Be clear setting your project goals and objectives
  • Define your scope with great clarity
  • Manage your risk profile actively
  • Pay more attention to your stakeholders this year
  • … and so on

In truth, we’ve done articles like that, already, here, herehere, and here, for example. We’ll probably do more in the future, too.

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50 Great Project Management Blogs for 2017

50 Great Project Management Blogs for 2017

If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest thinking on Project Management… Or if you want to reflect on some interesting ideas… Or you simply want answers to common challenges… Then you can do a lot worse than reading one or two well-chosen Project Management blogs.

In this comprehensive round-up, I’d like to share all of the best. If I’ve missed your favourite (or your own!) then do add it at the comments section.

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Project Management Reading List for Christmas

Project Management Reading List

I’d like to offer you my Project Management reading list for this Christmas season. But I have realised something. This year, it’ll be tricky.

There are a lot of pious bloggers out there who will tell you about all the fabulous books you must read. And they’ve read them all, of course, and they want to make you feel inferior, if you haven’t. That’s not me. Not this year, anyway.

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Indispensable Guide to the Sources of Project Risk

If you are taking on Project Management, you will need to come to terms with its necessary consequence: project risk. It’s a topic I’ll be covering a lot, over time, because it is so central to project management. I have already written, at length, about why projects go wrong. In this article, we’ll look at some of the sources of project risk.

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