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Project Implementation: Your Guide to What it Involves

Project Implementation: Your Guide to What it Involves

Project Implementation (aka project delivery or execution) is when things get going. After definition, scoping & planning, it’s time to make things happen.
Here’s where you implement your project, execute your plan, and deliver the benefits your sponsor commissioned. So, although I’d argue that this is the easy bit, you have to get it right.

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What is Value Engineering? | Video

What is Value Engineering?

As a Project Manager, you will one-day find yourself in a meeting when someone makes the suggestion: ‘I think we need to do some Value Engineering.’ It’s a necessary part of many projects. So, what is Value Engineering? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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High Profile Projects: How to Lead a Project with a Massive Public Profile

High Profile Projects - How to Lead a Project with a Massive Public Profile

High profile projects carry more risk than those that get less attention. It is not that things are more likely to go wrong. But it’s the profile and attention that can amplify the consequences of mistakes. And high profile projects tend also to be the subject of more speculation, gossip, and rumor. So, it isn’t […]

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What is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO? | Video

What is a Senior Responsible Owner - SRO?

The term ‘Senior Responsible Owner’ or SRO comes from the UK Government’s Program Management methodology, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). It also appears in the related and far more widely known PRINCE2 methodology. So, what is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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What is a Gantt Chart? | Video

What is a Gantt Chart?

The Gantt Chart is pretty much the poster-child for Project Management. When most people think of project management, it’s a Gantt Chart they see in their mind’s eye. So, what is a Gantt Chart? …and who invented it? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Earned Value Primer: The Basics of EVM

Earned Value Primer - The Basics of EVM

How best to monitor and report on the performance of your projects and predict their future performance? Earned Value Management (EVM).

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What is Failure Mode and Effects Analysis – FMEA? | Video

What is Failure Mode and Effects Analysis - FMEA?

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (or FMEA) is a powerful methodology that comes from the domain of manufacturing and the toolset of Six Sigma. But it is also a valuable addition to any Project Manager’s toolset. So, what is Failure Mode and Effects Analysis – FMEA? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this […]

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Issue Management: All You Need to Know about PMBoK’s Missing Process

Issue Management - All You Need to Know about PMBoK’s Missing Process

Issue management seems a basic part of project management and pretty straightforward. Experienced project managers deal with it day-to-day. But is it?

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What is a Work Breakdown Structure – WBS? | Video

What is a Work Breakdown Structure - WBS?

The Work Breakdown Structure (or WBS) is one of the most basic and most important of your Project Management toolset. So, what is a Work Breakdown Structure – WBS? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Project Deferral: What to do when Your Project is Deferred

Project Deferral - What to do When Your Project is Deferred

If you work in Project Management for long enough, you will inevitably encounter this: project deferral. For one reason or another, your project needs to be put on hold. Why does this happen? And what do you need to do, during the deferral period and when your project re-starts? And what are the critical things […]

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