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.
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 […]
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)? […]
Here’s a topic to get every Project Manager’s heart racing: project documentation. We know we need it, but it’s hardly a favorite! The danger, of course, is that your project documentation fails to get the attention it deserves. Because getting essential documents right is vital. So, you need to make it one of your top […]
One of the joys of Project Management is the constant need for problem-solving. The novelty and uncertainty of a project environment constantly throw up surprises. So, a Project Manager needs to be adept at solving problems. In this article, we look at problem-solving and offer you a structured, systematic approach.
The ITIL framework is the most widely-used framework of best practices for IT Service Management (ITSM). Many project managers deliver IT components to our projects. And the service régime that starts when we hand them over will often dictate the value of the products we’ve created. Because of that, Project Managers need to be mindful […]