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What is the Grief Cycle – DABDA? | Video

What is The Grief Cycle? - DABDA

The Grief Cycle is the root source of much of our understanding of change in organizations, personal change, and how to manage change. It has a well-known acronym: DABDA.

So, what is the Grief Cycle?

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

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What is a PMO? | Video

What is a PMO?

PMO stands for Project Management Office.
…or Program Management Office.
…or Portfolio Management Office.

So, what is a PMO?

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

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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 Project Portfolio Management? | Video

What is Project Portfolio Management?

Portfolio Management is becoming a more important part of the project management world – especially at enterprise level.

So, what is Project Portfolio Management?

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

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How do People Respond to Change? What Project Managers Need to Know

Projects create change for the people in the organization where we are working. And the success of your projects will often depend on how well you manage that change process.

But dealing with emotions and arguments is uncomfortable. So, too many project managers shy away from it. They either leave it to a ‘change manager’, or worse: they ignore it.

That is a big mistake. So, in this feature article, we’re offering a primer in Change Management. We’ll tell you what it is, how people respond to change, and the main pointers you’ll need to manage change effectively.

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What is Change Management? | Video

What is Change Management?

Change Management is like a companion to Project Management. To be skilled at either, you need to be capable at both. So, what is Change Management?

So, what is What is Change Management? | Video?

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

PMI Talent Triangle - Strategic & Business Management

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What is the Change Curve? | Video

What is the Change Curve?

There is no single change curve: there are many. And they are all useful to a Project Manager involved in change.

So, what is the Change Curve?

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

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More of Peter Taylor’s Project Management Office Essentials

  • a couple of years ago
  • / PMO
A Successful Project Management Office

In the previous article we started our investigation of the Project Management Office (PMO). In this second article by ‘Lazy Project Manager’, Peter Taylor, we see his remaining six lessons.

10 Lessons for a Successful Project Management Office

A Successful Project Management Office

A Successful Project Management Office

In Introduction to the PMO – The Absolute Essentials You Really MUST Know, we saw the first four of Peter Taylor’s lessons for a successful PMO:

  1. Get help
  2. Get the right leader
  3. Measure the PMO value
  4. Lock the value in

We also learned about the four styles of Project management Office, and the five levels of PMO maturity. If you did not read that article, it would be a good idea to do so before you read this one.

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Introduction to the PMO – The Absolute Essentials You Really MUST Know

Introduction to the PMO - by Peter Taylor

The Project Management Office (PMO) in a business or professional enterprise is the department or group that defines and maintains the standards of process, generally related to project management, within the organization.

Introduction to the PMO - by Peter Taylor

Introduction to the PMO – by Peter Taylor

The PMO:

  • Strives to introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects
  • Aims to reduce project risk through common practice and quality assurance
  • Links business strategy to project-based execution of that strategy

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Use Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases to Guide Change

Use Kurt Lewin's Freeze Phases to Guide Change

Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases is one of those models that every change agent and Project Manager should be aware of.

Three Steps on the Journey of Change

Change is never-ending. Furthermore, it is a necessary part of Project Management. Yet managing it effectively is one of the principal challenges for organisations and their managers. So what is the process to support effective change in the people who make up our organisations?

This was a question addressed by one of the twentieth century’s leading thinkers in workplace psychology; Kurt Lewin. Among his many contributions to our understanding of organisational life is a three-part model of change. It has come to be known as the Freeze Phases model.Continue reading…

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