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Can you Get a Project Management Job? (Here’s How)

How to Get a Project Management Job

Getting a Project Management job is something of a ‘chicken and egg’ problem… On the one hand, it’s hard to get a Project Management job without experience. On the other hand, how can you get experience, without a Project Management job?

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Impossible Project: 8 Principles ​to Take it on and Deliver it

Impossible Project - 8 Principles ​to Take it on and deliver it

Do you need to take on an impossible project: something nobody thinks can be done? Or maybe a project no one thinks should be done!

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Ethics: What’s the Code of Conduct for Project Managers?

Ethics - What's the Code of Conduct for Project Managers?

Ethics may seem like a dry subject from an ancient branch of philosophy. But a code of conduct is absolutely vital to your life as a Project Manager.

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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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Ten Project Management Lessons I’ve Learned over the Years

Ten Project Management Lessons

Project Management is a ‘learning endeavor’. That is, when you do it properly, you learn from every experience. And, as we start a New Year, I want to share ten of the most valuable Project Management lessons I have learned over the years.

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Who’s to Blame when Your Project Goes Wrong?

Who's to Blame when Your Project Goes Wrong?

Projects go wrong all the time. And one mindset is to look for blame. It’s rarely helpful. This article will go out on New Year’s eve, 2018. So, I wanted to do a short, thoughtful note to leave you with something to think about for the coming year.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

I’ve been involved in training Project Managers for over 20 years. And there are some project management questions I get asked time and time again. Most often, it’s by students in a live training session. But, more recently, I’ve been seeing the same sorts of question crop up online. Not surprisingly, these questions have informed […]

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What is Collaboration? | Video

What is Collaboration?

Good collaboration harnesses the differences between people, and is an essential part of project management. So, what is Collaboration? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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What is the Pareto Principle? | Video

What is the Pareto Principle - 80-20 rule?

The Pareto Principle, or the 80-20 Rule. It articulates a fundamental aspect of nature, which also applies to projects. So, what is the Pareto Principle? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Gravitas: How to be a Project Manager of Substance

Gravitas - How to be a Project Manager of Substance

Gravitas is something every Project Manager should be aiming at. It’s the sense of authority, or substance that leads people to trust your judgement and rely on your advice. And, whilst experience, track record and, frankly, gray hairs contribute to your gravitas, there’s more to it than that. We’ve all met people with plenty of […]

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