When things go seriously wrong, one of the things you will need is a Business Continuity Plan. And, since projects involve risk to your organization, you’ll need to link into this. So, what is a Business Continuity Plan? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
The International Association of Project Managers (IAPM) is global in scope. Yet it is perhaps not as well-known as it should be. It is dedicated to learning, certification, and networking for Project Managers. So, it has a lot in common with us. We covered its qualifications in our review: ‘Project Management Qualification: Should I or […]
Earned Value Management (or EVM) is one of the most important techniques for formal project management. If you aspire to lead substantial projects, you’ll need to know when and how to deploy this powerful toolset. So, what is Earned Value Management – EVM? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under […]
A project plan is at the heart of every successful project. At the heart of every project plan is project scheduling to set the timing of each activity. In this guide, we’ll look at all the key elements of project scheduling. We will largely follow the process structure in the 6th Edition of the PMI‘s […]
If you are set on Project Management as a career (or any profession, for that matter), it is vital to learn as you go, and get better every day. And the formal mechanism we use is ‘Lessons Learned’. So, what are Lessons Learned? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under […]
Today, over a million project managers use PRINCE2 in countries all over the world in public and private sector projects. It’s attention to rigor and good governance make it a popular standard for many organizations.
If you ever need to manage an IT project – or any project with a strong IT element – you are bound to come up against the need for ongoing IT Service Management (or ITSM). And, for many organizations, this means getting to grips with the basics of ITIL. So, what is ITIL (and ITSM)? […]
Projects can be stressful. And one of your responsibilities, as a Project Manager, is to spot and deal with stress in your team. So, in this article, I want to set you up with the basic knowledge you need to do this. We’ll look at how to: Spot the signs of stress in individual team […]
Project Management is a ‘learning endeavor’. That is, when you do it properly, you learn from every experience. And, as we start a New Year, I want to share ten of the most valuable Project Management lessons I have learned over the years.
Projects go wrong all the time. And one mindset is to look for blame. It’s rarely helpful. This article will go out on New Year’s eve, 2018. So, I wanted to do a short, thoughtful note to leave you with something to think about for the coming year.