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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Scope Management Plan - Everything you Need to Know

I’ve often said that scoping is the hardest part of Project Management. So for a formal project, you’ll need a good Scope Management Plan. It will help you navigate the scoping process, and take full advantage of all of your hard work.

But a Scope Management Plan is a tiny part of project management. One of two outputs of one of six processes of one of 10 Knowledge Areas. So why, you ask, did I choose this topic for one of our giant guides?

Therein lies a story.

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Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Agile Certification - Your Guide to the Bewildering Array of Agile Qualifications

You want to embrace Agile as part (or maybe all) of your Project Management practice. And you know that a good qualification will help you get the jobs you want, to put it to use. But there is such a wide range of choice. Which Agile Certification program should you follow?

Agile Project Management

First, let me say that I am not going to tell you which one is best. What I hope to do is give you the information to start researching which is best for you.

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Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

Project Cost Management

Project Cost Management often puts people off. It feels complicated and has the mystical air of mathematical magic and wizardry. But there’s little your project sponsor, your client, or their Finance Director care about more than your budget and how closely you can stick to it.

Project cost over-runs are common. But this is not a cause for a defeatist attitude.

No. Instead, you must act with determination to understand project cost management and implement all the tools at your disposal to control costs and bring in your expenditure on budget.

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Why Projects Fail – Five more reasons

In last week’s article, we started to look at the reasons why projects fail. We set out the first five of ten Points of Project Failure.

In this week’s article, we’ll look at the second set of causes. Five more reasons why projects fail.

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Project Failure – Why it Happens

Giant Guide to Project Failure

No one wants their project to fail. Despite this, project failure is all too common.

So is it Possible to Prevent Project Failure?

It certainly is, and all you need to do is follow all the principles of good Project Management, including foreseeing and acting on all threats.

‘Easier said than done’ you say.

Indeed.

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That’s why we have prepared our two-part guide to Project Failure.

This is an updated version of Part 1 of our guide. We’ll publish Part 2 next week. These have been among our most popular and heavily-read articles, so I hope you’ll enjoy them.Continue reading…

Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Success in Disruptive Times

The PMI has titled its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report: Success in Disruptive Times.

As with previous reports, Success in Disruptive Times is filled with fascinating data and valuable insights. And, as we have done with the 2016 and 2017 Pulse of the Profession reports, we will take a selective look at the aspects that catch our attention, and encourage you to read the full report for yourself.

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You can download your copy of Success in Disruptive Times from the PMI’s website.

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What is Benefits Management? | Video

What is Benefits Management?

We do projects, so we can gain benefits.

So, what is Benefits Management?

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

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What is a Critical Chain? | Video

What is a Critical Chain?

The Critical Path Method is well known.

But, what is a Critical Chain?

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

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What is Release Management? | Video

What is Release Management?

Projects – especially IT projects – need to release new software into a live environment.

So, what is Release Management?

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

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Clear Project Brief (10 Things to Include)

Clear Project Brief

If you want to get things done – from the simplest task to the most complex project – you need a clear project brief.

So much so that this is one of my ten tools that will help you get better Project Management results. It also documents step 1 of our 8-Step Template for our Project Management essentials.

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What does that really involve?

If you want to get things done – from the simplest task to the most complex project – you need a clear project brief.
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