Issue management seems a basic part of project management and pretty straightforward. Experienced project managers deal with it day-to-day. But is it?
The Work Breakdown Structure (or WBS) is one of the most basic and most important of your Project Management toolset. So, what is a Work Breakdown Structure – WBS? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
If you work in Project Management for long enough, you will inevitably encounter this: project deferral. For one reason or another, your project needs to be put on hold. Why does this happen? And what do you need to do, during the deferral period and when your project re-starts? And what are the critical things […]
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)? […]