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Podcast: The Value of Lifelong Learning for Project Professionals

The Value of Lifelong Learning for Project Professionals with Elise Stevens

All the professional bodies like PMI, APM and IAPM require CPD (Continuing Professional Development). But even if they did not, all project professionals should embrace lifelong learning. I’ve lost count of the number of major changes and subtle shifts since I started my project management career in the mid 1990s. If you want to stay […]

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Performance Feedback for Project Team Members: In a Nutshell

Performance Feedback for Project Team Members

As a project manager, you are not just responsible for your project. You are also responsible for the people on your project. And there is nothing that develops people more reliably than good quality performance feedback. Often, we get our own performance feedback by simply observing what we do and the results it has. But […]

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What is Change Control? | Video

What is Change Control?

When shift happens, you need to deal with the changes. And, if there’s one thing a project manager craves, above all else, it’s control. So, What is Change Control? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Do You Know What your Project Sponsor Wants?

Do You Know What Your Project Sponsor Wants?

Call them your sponsor, your boss, or your client if you like. But one thing we all know as a Project Manager is this. Our job is to do what our Project Sponsor wants. But here’s the question… Do you know what your Project Sponsor wants? If you don’t, you’d better find out quickly. And […]

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What is a RAG Report? | Video

What is a RAG Report?

RAG Report, or Traffic Light Report. It is widely used by project managers and it stands for Red Amber Green. So, What is a RAG Report? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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12 Project Planning Mistakes… and How to Fix Them

12 Project Planning Mistakes... and How to Fix Them

Why do projects fail? We answered that in two earlier articles, and a course. But one thing to be brutally aware of, is that it is often your plan that’s at fault. So, in this article, we’ll survey 12 project planning mistakes. And because our job is to equip you to succeed, we’ll offer you […]

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What is PRINCE2? | Video

What is PRINCE2?

If you are involved in Project Management in the UK, or work in the public sector, you’ll have heard of PRINCE2. And if you are a PM anywhere else, you perhaps should have. So, What is PRINCE2? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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The Essential Guide to Handling a Team Member Leaving Your Project

How to Handle a Team Member Leaving Your Project

You may have to deal with a team member leaving your project at any time. It’s never easy and it’s never pleasant. Although, it can sometimes be a bit of a relief! There is a lot that can go wrong whenever a team member leaves you. It can easily become a crisis point for our […]

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What is a PERT Chart? | Video

What is a PERT Chart?

When it comes to project planning and estimation, there are a few ‘go-to’ tools that every project manager should know, and one of them is the PERT Method. So, what is a PERT Chart? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Project Turnaround: How to Rescue a Failing Project

Project Turnaround: How to Rescue a Failing Project

No-one wants to have a failing project on their hands. But it happens. And the solution is ‘Project Turnaround’. So, every Project Manager needs to know how to rescue a failing project. In this review article, we’ll talk you through the five project turnaround steps. These will let you recover your project and set it […]

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