The PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 annual review is called ‘Success Rates Rise’. From the title, we already know it contains good news. This year, the focus of the PMI’s analysis is on strategic initiatives. But project managers at all levels need to be aware of the major trends and the conclusions the PMI […]
The PMI (Project Management Institute) is the largest professional association for project managers. What does that mean, exactly? So, what is the PMI? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
The familiar way to start defining your project is with a set of functional requirements. But increasingly, this approach is not meeting the needs of the business or organization; especially with IT projects. A new approach has emerged that is far more rooted into the strategic context. It’s called Capabilities Based Planning (CBP). And one […]
OnlinePMCourses is dedicated to bringing you some of the very best project management learning materials. So, this raises the obvious question: how can you get the best from your project management learning? In this article, we will look at different approaches. But don’t think of them as a set of options. They will work best […]
Project Scope is easy to define, but the hardest part of a project manager’s job. So, what is Project Scope? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
A Project Business Case sets out why you should start your project. It gives an ‘analysis of the benefits and costs of making a change to the way things are done’. Decode the Jargon of Project Management Your Project Business Case is therefore a tool for senior people to make an informed decision. It is a vital […]
What is the Project Manager’s Iron Triangle? The Iron Triangle is also known as the Time-Cost-Quality Triangle, The Triple Constraint, or The Triangle of Balance. So, whatever you call it; what is the Iron Triangle? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
Project Managers know that projects are risky. Project risk management is therefore a vital discipline. Indeed, a focus on project risk is a sign of real project management maturity. So, it’s crucial. What is Project Risk Management? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
One thing above all can make project leadership easier: an enthusiastic project team. What you want is a great project team that wants to roll its sleeves up, get going, and do their job. Then, leadership becomes an exercise in pointing your team in the right direction, and providing them with the resources they need, to […]
One of the biggest challenges or a Project Manager is a team of people from different cultures. Today’s article comes to you from Samad Aidane PMP. Samad is a seasoned Project Manager, who researches the neuroscience of cross-cultural leadership.