All posts by Mike Clayton

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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What is a Business Continuity Plan? | Video

What is a Business Continuity Plan?

When things go seriously wrong, one of the things you will need is a Business Continuity Plan. And, since projects involve risk to your organization, you’ll need to link into this. So, what is a Business Continuity Plan? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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What is the IAPM, and Why Should You Care?

What is the IAPM? And Why Should You Care?

The International Association of Project Managers (IAPM) is global in scope. Yet it is perhaps not as well-known as it should be. It is dedicated to learning, certification, and networking for Project Managers. So, it has a lot in common with us. We covered its qualifications in our review: ‘Project Management Qualification: Should I or […]

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What is Earned Value Management – EVM? | Video

What is Earned Value Management - EVM?

Earned Value Management (or EVM) is one of the most important techniques for formal project management. If you aspire to lead substantial projects, you’ll need to know when and how to deploy this powerful toolset. So, what is Earned Value Management – EVM? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under […]

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