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 […]
Whatever profession you are in, it is valuable to be part of an active membership body. One choice for you, as a Project Manager is the Association for Project Management, or APM. So what is the Association for Project Management, the APM? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 […]
Project Managers have many responsibilities. And one of the most difficult is Project Estimation: to predict what will happen in the future. Because projects are fraught with uncertainty. One of the most widely used approaches to improving estimation is the PERT Method. And Project Sponsors dislike uncertainty. So they expect Project Managers to reduce it. So, […]
As a Project Manager, you will be having a lot of conversations – with team members, stakeholders, and your bosses. Some will be hard and some easy. And you’ll need to understand the dynamics of those that don’t go as smoothly as you’d like. A powerful resource for this is Transactional Analysis, or TA. It’s […]
When relationships start to go wrong, it is often your job to fix them. Conflict management is not always a welcome part of a Project Manage’s role. But it is an important part. Because conflict is an inevitable part of projects. Stakeholders will resist change, sponsors will want different things, and team members will care […]
Knowing who is slated to do what is a crucial part of project management. Following our earlier video on RACI Charts, this video looks at RACI’s cousin the Linear Responsibility Chart. So what is a Linear Responsibility Chart? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
A Project Manager needs many skills. And one of the hardest to come to terms with is managing conflict. You won’t use it every day (I hope). But you will need it from time to time. Whether you are called upon to handle a small spat or defuse a mighty row, conflict management needs a […]
A project goal is the bedrock of defining your project. They aren’t even your foundation: they are more like the groundwork you do before laying your foundation. So what is a Project Goal? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.