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How to Make a Good Project into a Brilliant Project

How to make a Good Project into a Brilliant Project

Projects make change happen. And they create things and add value to our organizations. In a very real sense, the outcome of your project dictates the future of your organization. So maybe running a good project is not enough. I want to focus on some of the things that will make a merely good project into a brilliant project experience.

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Get 18 Ways for Better Project Management

Better Project Management

I suppose it’s traditional at this time of year. But why baulk at tradition? So I want to use this article to list ways you can deliver better project management in the coming year. Now, of course, there will be many articles promising this, I am sure. And a lot of them will look very […]

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Project Management Reading List for Christmas

Project Management Reading List

I’d like to offer you my Project Management reading list for this Christmas season. But I have realised something. This year, it’ll be tricky. There are a lot of pious bloggers out there who will tell you about all the fabulous books you must read. And they’ve read them all, of course, and they want […]

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Indispensable Guide to the Sources of Project Risk

If you are taking on Project Management, you will need to come to terms with its necessary consequence: project risk. It’s a topic I’ll be covering a lot, over time, because it is so central to project management. I have already written, at length, about why projects go wrong. In this article, we’ll look at […]

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What is the Project Discovery Stage?

What it the Project Discovery Stage?

To me, the Project Discovery Stage is the most fun part of Project Management. So what is it? It’s funny how we don’t really know about anything, until we are forced to think about it. Of course I knew about Project Discovery. But I always elided it into the Project Definition Stage. It took a […]

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How to Start in Project Management Contracting

Could Project Management Contracting be for me? The thoughts often start when you’ve been working alongside other contractors for a while. You might think: ‘They’re only doing what I’ve been doing for years. Yet they’re getting paid a lot more for it’. Or it might be thoughts about being on the treadmill of corporate life. […]

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How I Create Exceptional Project Collaboration

When you look up Project Collaboration, you will find a bewildering array of software tools available. There are tens – maybe towards a hundred – of credible software solutions for helping your project team to collaborate effectively. But as a Project Manager, all you want is to get the best collaborative behaviour from your team. […]

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Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016

PMI Project Management Pulse of the Profession Review 2016

The eighth PMI Project Management annual review is called ‘The High Cost of Low Performance‘. It contains some important findings for businesses, executives, and project managers. In this article, I will extract the juicy bits and add our own OnlinePMCourses comment to some of the PMI’s own conclusions.

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Do You Know How to Craft the Perfect Project Name?

Craft the Perfect Project Name

Does your Project Name matter? After all, Juliet told Romeo that ‘a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’. But we use names all the time. And sometimes the name we hear colors our interpretation, before we find out anything else about a person, a product, or a project. Project names do sometimes […]

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Are You a New Project Manager? Here’s 10 Tips

10 Tips Every New Project Manager Must Know

Today’s article is from long standing Project Management trainer Ron Rosenhead. Ron has a popular bog, where he reflects on his experiences. He has spent 20 years training new Project Managers and we asked him to share his top ten tips for a new Project Manager. Here is his response.

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