Transformational Leadership can be set against the alternative; transactional leadership. The distinction was drawn by James McGregor Burns and clarified by Bernard Bass. As a Project Manager, you are involved in transformation, so this is a hugely valuable concept for you. So what is Transformational Leadership? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this […]
Project culture is a subtle idea. Perhaps its even a little abstract. So you may ask, fairly: ‘What has it got to do with getting the job done?’ Because delivery is the job of a Project Manager: not management theory. Well, that’s true. But Project Culture has everything to do with delivery and getting the […]
Capabilities Based Planning – CBP – is an important way of starting your project planning process. So what is Capabilities Based Planning – CBP? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
In our previous article, we looked at everything you need to know about project team motivation. But what about motivating individuals within the team? That comes down to personal leadership. Personal Leadership is all the day-by-day acts of leadership that inspire your team members to follow you. It leaves people motivated, enthusiastic, and keen to […]
Stakeholders will determine the success (or not) of your project. So you need to engage with them. Stakeholder Engagement – or more often known as Stakeholder Management – is one of the most important parts of Project Management. So what is Stakeholder Management? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under […]
Team motivation is a tricky topic for some project managers. Often your project team is drawn together at short notice. People don’t know one another, and don’t have a formal responsibility to do as you ask. So, when your project is under pressure, motivating your team is the only way to enhance their performance. The […]
The Tuckman Model of group development should be essential learning for every project manager. As a project you are constantly taking new groups of people and aiming to forge a successful team. Bruce Tuckman investigated this and gave us arguably the best model of group and team development. It’s famous for its Forming – Storming […]
It can easily happen to a Project Manager. The work builds up. The problems increase. Deadlines loom. Before you know it, you’re feeling overwhelmed. There’s just so much you have to do. Where to start? How to get back into control? You feel breathless, shaky, maybe a little scared. The feeling of being overwhelmed is […]
Planning is fundamental to all Project Management, and one of the most basic and robust approaches to planning is Milestone Planning. So what is Milestone Planning? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
Project Definition is not just the first substantial stage of your project. It is also the foundation upon which you will build your whole project. The rewards for getting your Project Definition right are matched only by the penalties of getting it wrong. So it’s time we took on defining your project with one of […]