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PRINCE2 Certification: Everything You Need to Know

PRINCE2 Certification - Everything You Need to Know

Today, over a million project managers use PRINCE2 in countries all over the world in public and private sector projects. It’s attention to rigor and good governance make it a popular standard for many organizations.

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What is ITIL (and ITSM)? | Video

What is ITIL - and ITSM?

If you ever need to manage an IT project – or any project with a strong IT element – you are bound to come up against the need for ongoing IT Service Management (or ITSM). And, for many organizations, this means getting to grips with the basics of ITIL. So, what is ITIL (and ITSM)? […]

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How to Spot and Deal with Stress in Your Team

How to Spot and deal with Stress in Your Team

Projects can be stressful. And one of your responsibilities, as a Project Manager, is to spot and deal with stress in your team. So, in this article, I want to set you up with the basic knowledge you need to do this. We’ll look at how to: Spot the signs of stress in individual team […]

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Ten Project Management Lessons I’ve Learned over the Years

Ten Project Management Lessons

Project Management is a ‘learning endeavor’. That is, when you do it properly, you learn from every experience. And, as we start a New Year, I want to share ten of the most valuable Project Management lessons I have learned over the years.

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Who’s to Blame when Your Project Goes Wrong?

Who's to Blame when Your Project Goes Wrong?

Projects go wrong all the time. And one mindset is to look for blame. It’s rarely helpful. This article will go out on New Year’s eve, 2018. So, I wanted to do a short, thoughtful note to leave you with something to think about for the coming year. Who’s to Blame when Your Project Goes […]

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Project Management Truths

Project Management Truths

This article is published on Christmas Eve, 2018. It seems a good time to focus on two things: project management truths and humor. So, I’d like to combine them in a short, light article. I know some of my readers take time off at this time of year. But others don’t. So, I hope you’ll […]

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How to Handle Stakeholder Objections

How to Handle Stakeholder Objections

Handling stakeholder objections is an unavoidable part of life as a Project Manager. It ought to be one of my Project Management Rules. Resistance is Inevitable. Because, the reality is that, if you ever want to innovate, create, or change something, there is one thing you need to be ready for: resistance. Resistance is a […]

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Project Documentation: Are You Set to Get it Right?

Project Documentation: Are You Set to Get it Right?

Here’s a topic to get every Project Manager’s heart racing: project documentation. We know we need it, but it’s hardly a favorite! The danger, of course, is that your project documentation fails to get the attention it deserves. Because getting essential documents right is vital. So, you need to make it one of your top […]

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Problem Solving: A Systematic Approach

Problem Solving: A Systematic Approach

One of the joys of Project Management is the constant need for problem-solving. The novelty and uncertainty of a project environment constantly throw up surprises. So, a Project Manager needs to be adept at solving problems. In this article, we look at problem-solving and offer you a structured, systematic approach.

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What is the Grief Cycle – DABDA? | Video

What is The Grief Cycle? - DABDA

The Grief Cycle is the root source of much of our understanding of change in organizations, personal change, and how to manage change. It has a well-known acronym: DABDA. So, what is the Grief Cycle? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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