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

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How Project Risk Management will Make You a Better PM

Project Risk Management

Risk is inherent in the nature of a project. So, that makes project risk management a central part of the project management toolset.

Don’t think of it as an add-on. Nor even as a discipline in its own right. Instead, it’s best to regard risk management as a thread that runs through the heart of project management.

I tend to agree with Tim Lister’s often re-quoted statement that:

‘Risk Management is Project Management for Grown-Ups’

What I take from this is that, when you understand how projects work, and can manage a basic project effectively, you will increasingly use project risk management as your primary framework for controlling your project.

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

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What is Milestone Planning? | Video

What is Milestone Planning?

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.

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How to Build a Robust Project Definition [The Key Components]

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 our giant guides.

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Make Your Project Estimation More Reliable, Using the PERT Method

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.

And Project Sponsors dislike uncertainty. So they expect Project Managers to reduce it. So, they want you to manage project risks and estimate uncertain, future outcomes like:

  • How much will this project cost?
  • When will this project finish?

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What is a Linear Responsibility Chart? | Video

What is a Linear Responsibility Chart

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.

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What is a Project Goal? | Video

What is a Project Goal?

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.

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The Most Comprehensive list of [22] Project Management Podcasts You’ll Find

Project Management Podcasts

For any Project Manager who wants to learn more about your discipline on the move, here’s your best ever guide. There are well over 20 Project Management Podcasts. And here, we list as many of the good ones as we can find.

Like volcanoes, some of these podcasts are extinct, some dormant, and some highly active. Also volcanoes, good project management podcasts are a valuable resource even when they are dormant or extinct. They become a rich archive of ideas, information, and guidance. Extinct volcanoes provide rich and fertile soils.

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What is a Deadline? | Video

What is a Deadline?

Deadline. It sounds scary. Deadlines are scary.

So what is a Project Deadline…
and how does it differ from a Milestone?

Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.
Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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