Of all the questions I get asked in live project management training, one is the most frequent. ‘Should I get a Project Management qualification?’ Unfortunately, this simple question to ask is far from easy to answer. Because there are many different scenarios – each with their own answer. In this article, I want to break […]
Delegation… If you aren’t doing it, you are wasting a tremendous opportunity as a project manager. So what is Delegation? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
Last September, the PMI released the sixth edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, the PMBOK®. So we’ll take a look at the major changes you’ll find in the PMBOK 6th Edition. FINAL UPDATES | MARCH 2018 If you’re not familiar with the PMI, or the PMBOK: The PMI, or the Project Management Institute, […]
Everyone is talking about it. And lots of project managers are doing it. So, Agile is clearly important. So what is Agile Project Management? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
There is a vast literature of personal effectiveness books. With so many to choose from, where should you start? Don’t worry. Here at OnlinePMCourses, we have a big library and have read many personal effectiveness books. We’ll talk you through our top recommendations for each of the personal effectiveness skills. Why are Personal Effectiveness Books […]
Project objectives are a core part of your project definition. They are vital. So, what are project objectives? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
You know that Project Management is an exciting, challenging, and fulfilling role. But it can also put you under extreme pressure. And setbacks can be stressful, so you need to be able to handle the pressure. The word for long-term coping capacity is resilience. And that’s what we’ll study in this giant guide. Where does […]
Without a strong Project Definition, your project will be on shaky ground. It underpins everything you’ll do. A good project definition sets out what your project will achieve and starts the process of describing how you’ll do it. And it does much more. There’s a lot of work in a good project definition, but it […]
There’s one distinctive sign that your project is going well. A stakeholder approaches you in the corridor. ‘We’re very pleased with how your project is going…’ they say. ‘The only thing is… we’ve changed out minds.’ Oh no. This is a job for Project Change Control. Even on the most traditional of projects, you will […]
Two of the things that put off many project managers are Politics and Stakeholders. Yet they are intertwined and a necessary part of project management. You cannot escape either so you may as well embrace them. In this podcast, Andy Kaufman of the People and Projects Podcast, interviewed me about Politics and Stakeholders – an interest […]