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The Value of Project Management Skills… Transferability

The Value of Project Management Skills - Transferability

Project Management is a valuable skill-set. Project Management skills enable you to deliver big, complex, important changes. And organizations are prepared to pay for that. This is what makes Project Management a career option.

But not everyone wants to build a
Project Management career.

You may have got the skills of Project Management for a specific Project. Maybe you got them as a part of your overall professional or managerial skill-set.

Or maybe you set of on building a Project Management career, and then discover that this is not the career for you. At this point, you may wonder:

‘How useful will these Project Management skills be, in other areas of my work?’

‘Are my Project Management skills transferable to other domains?’

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Why Projects Fail – Five more reasons

In last week’s article, we started to look at the reasons why projects fail. We set out the first five of ten Points of Project Failure.

In this week’s article, we’ll look at the second set of causes. Five more reasons why projects fail.

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Project Failure – Why it Happens

Giant Guide to Project Failure

No one wants their project to fail. Despite this, project failure is all too common.

So is it Possible to Prevent Project Failure?

It certainly is, and all you need to do is follow all the principles of good Project Management, including foreseeing and acting on all threats.

‘Easier said than done’ you say.

Indeed.

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That’s why we have prepared our two-part guide to Project Failure.

This is an updated version of Part 1 of our guide. We’ll publish Part 2 next week. These have been among our most popular and heavily-read articles, so I hope you’ll enjoy them.Continue reading…

12 Project Management Rules You’d be Wise to Note

12 Essential Project Management Rules

When you have been Managing Projects for a while, you will start to notice that some things are always true. Each of these ‘Project Management Rules‘ reminds us of something important about Project Management, so I have been collecting them for nearly 20 years.Continue reading…

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.

PMI Talent Triangle - Strategic & Business Management

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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