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Great Team Communication: The 10 Commandments

Great Team Communication

Have you got a great project team? If you have, then one thing acts like top-grade oil in a highly-tuned engine: great team communication. With great team communication, everything seems so much easier. Conversations are friction free, problems get described, addressed and solved. And work gets shared and handed-off efficiently. Contrast that poor team communication. […]

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4 Steps to Engage Difficult Stakeholders

Difficult Stakeholders- 4 Steps to Engage Them

One of the things Project Managers fear most is resistance. When we encounter difficult stakeholders, it triggers deep emotions. It’s easy to feel out of your depth professionally, and challenged, personally. This is a common problem for all project managers. And it can be unsettling for newer PMs. So we asked an expert in this […]

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Do You Know the Top 20 Techniques for Stakeholder Analysis?

Stakeholder Analysis: Do You Know the Top 20 Techniques

Regular readers will know that stakeholders are a big part of my essential project management rules. So, Stakeholder Analysis is a vital Project Management activity. It is how you learn about and understand your project stakeholders. So, it is high time we gave you one of our comprehensive ‘how to…’ articles on the subject of […]

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The Game of Projects: How to Win at Project Politics

Project Politics: How to Win the Game of Projects

A seasoned Project Manager, you quickly learn that there’s no escaping project politics. It’s a fact of life. ‘When you play a game of projects you deliver or you fail.’ But you may find yourself tempted to say something like: ‘Hang on, I’m a project manager: not a politician.’ That would be nice, wouldn’t it? […]

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What is MOSCOW Analysis? | Video

What is MOSCOW Analysis?

Scoping is the hardest part of Project Management. Luckily we have a great tool to use called MOSCOW Analysis. So what is MOSCOW Analysis? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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What is Transformational Leadership? | Video

What is Transformational Leadership?

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 Here, he answers this […]

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Project Culture: What it is and How to Craft it

Project Culture

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 […]

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What is Capabilities Based Planning – CBP? | Video

What is Capabilities Based Planning?

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 Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Get Better Project Results with Personal Leadership

Get Better Project Results with Personal Leadership

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 […]

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What is Stakeholder Management? | Video

What is Stakeholder Management?

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 Here, he answers this question, in under […]

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