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How to Get Your Next Lessons Learned Meeting Right

How to Get Your Lessons Learned Meeting Right

There’s one Project technique that has the capacity to transform your skillset and raise your Project Management to the next level: the Lessons Learned review.

So, in this article, we will take a look at everything you need to know about how to make your next lessons learned meeting a great success.

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PMI Education Contact Hours and PDUs: Your Essential Guide

PMI Contact Hours and PDUs

The PMI is currently the most widely used source of professional project management accreditation. To win your coveted CAPM, PMP, or PMI-ACP, to will need to chalk up enough education Contact Hours. And to maintain them, you’ll also need Professional Development Units, or PDUs.

But just what are contact hours and PDUs?

What are the rules, and how can you get them? In this article, we set out to answer all your questions.

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What is the Belbin Team Profile? | Video

What is the Belbin Team Profile?

The Belbin Team Profile is one of the most widely used team assessment tools. It is a great help to project managers in balancing your team and diagnosing problems with your team dynamics.

So, what is the Belbin Team Profile?

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

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Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Success in Disruptive Times

The PMI has titled its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report: Success in Disruptive Times.

As with previous reports, Success in Disruptive Times is filled with fascinating data and valuable insights. And, as we have done with the 2016 and 2017 Pulse of the Profession reports, we will take a selective look at the aspects that catch our attention, and encourage you to read the full report for yourself.

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You can download your copy of Success in Disruptive Times from the PMI’s website.

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What is Benefits Management? | Video

What is Benefits Management?

We do projects, so we can gain benefits.

So, what is Benefits Management?

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

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Good Customer Service: How to Keep Your Client and Stakeholders Happy

Good Customer Service - How to Keep you Client and Stakeholders Happy

Project Managers can learn from all sorts of places. And, since your job is partly to serve your clients and stakeholders, one valuable source of ideas for you is customer service.

In this article we will look at how you can keep your client and stakeholders happy by applying some of the principles of good customer service. Very little of this will surprise you, because you have been a customer plenty of times. You’ve seen the best and the worst of customer service in you work and you daily life.

But, what I hope this article will do, is give you some food for thought. It will offer a load of ideas for how you can apply what you already know about good customer service, to pleasing your customers: the client for whom you’re delivering your projects, and the stakeholders who are affected by that project.

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And this is particularly relevant if you are a PMI member. ‘Customer Relationship and Satisfaction’ is explicitly a part of the Strategic and Business Management Competency of the PMI’s Talent Triangle. Yes, PMI uses the language of ‘customers’!

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What is a Critical Chain? | Video

What is a Critical Chain?

The Critical Path Method is well known.

But, what is a Critical Chain?

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

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How to Run a Really Great Project Meeting

How to Run a Really Great Project Meeting

Does it sometimes seem that your life is a constant trudge from one project meeting to the next. It’s as if there’s little time to do anything before the next one.

And, if that’s not bad enough, how many of your project meetings are truly worthwhile?

I know we say ‘good meeting’ at the end of them, but we don’t mean it. What we mean is ‘that wasn’t a great meeting’.

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But it is because you spend so much time in project meetings and because they have such a potential to be an important part of a successful project, that you need to learn how to run a really great project meeting.

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What is Release Management? | Video

What is Release Management?

Projects – especially IT projects – need to release new software into a live environment.

So, what is Release Management?

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

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Clear Project Brief (10 Things to Include)

Clear Project Brief

If you want to get things done – from the simplest task to the most complex project – you need a clear project brief.

So much so that this is one of my ten tools that will help you get better Project Management results. It also documents step 1 of our 8-Step Template for our Project Management essentials.

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What does that really involve?

If you want to get things done – from the simplest task to the most complex project – you need a clear project brief.
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