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Project Leadership Wisdom: Your Guide to the Seven Pillars

Project Leadership Wisdom

There are plenty of smart project leaders. But far rarer is project leadership wisdom – the cluster of traits that goes way beyond getting things done.

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PMTQ: PMI’s Vision for the Future of Project Management

PMTQ - PMI's Vision for the Future of Project Management

The PMI has released its Future of Work report, called ‘Leading the Way with PMTQ’. It introduces the idea of Project Management Technology Quotient.

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What is Business Acumen? | Video

What is Business Acumen?

You know you need it, if you want to be a fully-rounded project manager. But maybe you aren’t quit sure what Business Acumen really is… So, what is Business Acumen? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Project Implementation: Your Guide to What it Involves

Project Implementation: Your Guide to What it Involves

Project Implementation (aka project delivery or execution) is when things get going. After definition, scoping & planning, it’s time to make things happen.
Here’s where you implement your project, execute your plan, and deliver the benefits your sponsor commissioned. So, although I’d argue that this is the easy bit, you have to get it right.

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What is Value Engineering? | Video

What is Value Engineering?

As a Project Manager, you will one-day find yourself in a meeting when someone makes the suggestion: ‘I think we need to do some Value Engineering.’ It’s a necessary part of many projects. So, what is Value Engineering? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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High Profile Projects: How to Lead a Project with a Massive Public Profile

High Profile Projects - How to Lead a Project with a Massive Public Profile

High profile projects carry more risk than those that get less attention. It is not that things are more likely to go wrong. But it’s the profile and attention that can amplify the consequences of mistakes. And high profile projects tend also to be the subject of more speculation, gossip, and rumor. So, it isn’t […]

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What is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO? | Video

What is a Senior Responsible Owner - SRO?

The term ‘Senior Responsible Owner’ or SRO comes from the UK Government’s Program Management methodology, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). It also appears in the related and far more widely known PRINCE2 methodology. So, what is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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10 Step Risk Management Kick-off for Your Project

10 Step Risk Management Kick-off for Your Project

There is a lot to do when you start a new project. But one thing that can have a big effect on your ultimate success is how you approach risk management. So, we asked risk management expert, Keith Baxter, to offer his advice on a successful risk management kick-off. Keith is the founder of De-RISK […]

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What is a Gantt Chart? | Video

What is a Gantt Chart?

The Gantt Chart is pretty much the poster-child for Project Management. When most people think of project management, it’s a Gantt Chart they see in their mind’s eye. So, what is a Gantt Chart? …and who invented it? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Earned Value Primer: The Basics of EVM

Earned Value Primer - The Basics of EVM

How best to monitor and report on the performance of your projects and predict their future performance? Earned Value Management (EVM).

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