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What is a PMO? | Video

What is a PMO?

PMO stands for Project Management Office.
…or Program Management Office.
…or Portfolio Management Office.

So, what is a PMO?

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

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

#PMOT - Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow

#PMOT is the Twitter hashtag used by Project Managers on Twitter.

If you want to follow project management conversations on Twitter…
Or if you want to keep up with the latest articles, or products…

#PMOT is a good tag to follow. It’s not the only tag project managers use. Frankly it’s a bit of a blunt tool in these days where Twitter users often prefer narrower and more precise tags. And other tags like #PM, #projectmanagement, and #projectmanager are at least as widely used.

And we mustn’t forget that there are other widely used hashtags in the #PMOT community, like #Agile, #PMO, and #PMP. But, as the hook for a roundup of some of my favorite Project Managers of Twitter, #PMOT is as good as any.

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What is a Business Case? | Video

What is a Business Case?

Before you get funding and approval for your project, you will first need to produce a Business Case.

So, what is a Business Case?

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

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Effective Teamwork: Do You Know How to Create it?

Effective Teamwork

Projects are collaborative efforts. So, if you want your Project to be a success, you need to be able to create effective teamwork.

This is at the heart of your role as a Project Leader. You need to bring people together, facilitate great communication, encourage the right attitudes, and harness the best that effective teamwork can deliver.

So, in this guide, we’ll look at all of that with a practical eye, and ask:

What can you do, as a Project Manager, to create effective teamwork?

PMI Talent Triangle - Leadership

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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Scope Management Plan - Everything you Need to Know

I’ve often said that scoping is the hardest part of Project Management. So for a formal project, you’ll need a good Scope Management Plan. It will help you navigate the scoping process, and take full advantage of all of your hard work.

But a Scope Management Plan is a tiny part of project management. One of two outputs of one of six processes of one of 10 Knowledge Areas. So why, you ask, did I choose this topic for one of our giant guides?

Therein lies a story.

PMI Talent Triangle - Technical Project Management

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What is Project Management? | Video

What is Project Management?

Let’s get to the heart of Project Management and answer the most fundamental questions of all…

So, What is a Project, and what is Project Management?

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

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Rogue Project Sponsor: What to Do when Sponsorship goes Bad

Rogue Project Sponsor

One of the things that can make your life most difficult is a rogue Project Sponsor. It’s like they have turned to the dark side. And it feels as if they no longer have your project’s best interests at heart.

Let me start by re-assuring you…
A truly rogue Project Sponsor is not common.

So, why should you read this?

For two reasons:

  1. Because, if it does happen to you, you need to be prepared
  2. Also, because these kind of behaviors do happen, at a low level, all too often. And, when they do, it pays to tackle them quickly, before they escalate.

PMI Talent Triangle - Leadership

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Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Agile Certification - Your Guide to the Bewildering Array of Agile Qualifications

You want to embrace Agile as part (or maybe all) of your Project Management practice. And you know that a good qualification will help you get the jobs you want, to put it to use. But there is such a wide range of choice. Which Agile Certification program should you follow?

Agile Project Management

First, let me say that I am not going to tell you which one is best. What I hope to do is give you the information to start researching which is best for you.

PMI Talent Triangle - Technical Project Management


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Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

Project Manager or Project Leader

Are you a Project Manager or a Project Leader? And how would you be able to tell the difference?

This is an important question that can easily get bogged down in academic niceties and philosophic distinctions. But the fact is that we all kind of recognize the difference when we experience it.

One way I like to think of the difference between Project Management and Project Leadership is that:

  • Project Management gets things done
  • Project Leadership makes changes happen

But there is more to it than that.

And then there’s the PMI Talent Triangle

If you’re a PMI member, you need to hoe your craft in three dimensions:

  1. Technical: the core skills of Project Management
  2. Strategic and Business Management: business-oriented skill
  3. Leadership: guiding and motivating the people around you

PMI Talent Triangle - Leadership

So, with all of this as a backdrop, let’s get into the difference between Project Management and Project Leadership.

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