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How to Estimate Project Costs | Video

How to Estimate Project Costs | Video

Cost estimation is critical for project managers. But, it’s hard to estimate project costs well & poor estimates cause project budget over-runs.

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How to Get People to Do What You Ask Them to Do? | Video

How to get people to do what you ask them to do

One of the toughest things for a Project Manager is getting your team to do what you ask them to do. And it’s no surprise that the way you ask matters.

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40 TED Talks for Project Managers

40 TED Talks for Project Managers

You may know what a fantastic resource TED is. But what are the best TED talks for Project Managers? I have selflessly spent many hours watching for you.

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What are T Shaped People? | Video

What are T Shaped People?

One idea that’s big in the world of Agile that should be big throughout Project Management is that of T Shaped People. Let me explain…

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7 Ways a Project Manager is like a Pilot | Video

7 Way a Project Manager is like a Pilot

An airplane is rather like a Project, and its captain is like a Project Manager. I’ll explain why the role of a Project Manager is like that of a pilot…

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What You Need to Know about the Project Manager Job Description

Project Manager Job Description

The role of a Project Manager can change from project to project. But there are parts of your job description that fit most Project Manager roles.

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Personal Time Management – How to Apply the OATS Principle | Video

Personal Time Management - How to Apply the OATS Principle | Video

Project Managers need to be able to manage their own time. So, personal time management is an essential skill if you want to be effective.

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Three Kinds of Stupid: Avoid Project Failure | Video

Three Kinds of Stupid - Avoid Project Failure

In a recent video, I talked about being a Smarter Project Manager. Now I look at the three things that people regard as particularly stupid.

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Project Management Knowledge Areas: How Many Are There? [Not 10]

Project Management Knowledge Areas: How Many Are There? [Not 10]

Whenever there is a body of knowledge, it helps to divide it up. So, we have Knowledge Areas. These are domains within the wider body.

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What to Put in Your Risk Register (Risk Log) | Video

What to Put in Your Risk Register

Risk Management is one of the core skills of project management. And your Risk Register – or Risk Log – is the primary tool you’ll use.

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