Category Archives for Project Management Career

Project Management Qualification: Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Of all the questions I get asked in live project management training, one is the most frequent. ‘Should I get a Project Management qualification?’ Unfortunately, this simple question to ask is far from easy to answer. Because there are many different scenarios – each with their own answer. In this article, I want to break […]

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PMP versus CAPM: All You need to Know

PMP versus CAPM: All You Need to Know

PMP® and CAPM® are two qualifications issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). If you have started or are considering a career in Project Management, one of these may be right for you. But which one? In this article, we compare PMP versus CAPM, and give you the facts to base your decision on.

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What is the Association for Project Management, the APM? | Video

What is the APM?

Whatever profession you are in, it is valuable to be part of an active membership body. One choice for you, as a Project Manager is the Association for Project Management, or APM. So what is the Association for Project Management, the APM? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 […]

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PMP Certification: What You Need to Know [Complete Review]

PMP Certification - What you need to know

The PMI is the largest professional body for Project Managers. It’s PMP® Certification is the most widely regarded qualification. If you are considering a career in Project Management, you also need to consider PMP Certification. In this extended article, we’ll look at that decision from all angles: What does it mean? Why should you seek […]

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What is a Growth Mindset? | Video

What is Growth Mindset?

Carol Dweck coined the term Growth Mindset and compared it with a Fixed Mindset. Growth Mindset is an valuable idea for all Project Managers to understand. So what is a Growth Mindset? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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What is the PMI? | Video

What is the PMI?

The PMI (Project Management Institute) is the largest professional association for project managers. What does that mean, exactly? So, what is the PMI? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Essential Guide to Project Management Contracting

Could Project Management Contracting be for me? The thoughts often start when you’ve been working alongside other contractors for a while. You might think: ‘They’re only doing what I’ve been doing for years. Yet they’re getting paid a lot more for it’. Or it might be thoughts about being on the treadmill of corporate life. […]

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Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016

PMI Project Management Pulse of the Profession Review 2016

The eighth PMI Project Management annual review is called ‘The High Cost of Low Performance‘. It contains some important findings for businesses, executives, and project managers. In this article, I will extract the juicy bits and add our own OnlinePMCourses comment to some of the PMI’s own conclusions.

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Are You Doing Everything a Project Manager Should?

How to be a Project Manager

Most of the articles on this website are highly practical. They are about how to ‘do’ Project Management. But it seems time to write something a little different… Perhaps something a little more thoughtful. I have been considering what it takes to be a Project Manager.

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