Issue management seems a basic part of project management and pretty straightforward. Experienced project managers deal with it day-to-day. But is it?
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 […]
Handling stakeholder objections is an unavoidable part of life as a Project Manager. It ought to be one of my Project Management Rules. Resistance is Inevitable. Because, the reality is that, if you ever want to innovate, create, or change something, there is one thing you need to be ready for: resistance. Resistance is a […]
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 […]
Project Quality Management can often feel like an unloved part of project management. Too many basic books and guides to project management either mention is only in passing, or not at all. On the smallest projects, with few products, we can probably take quality for granted. By this I mean that we can assume that […]
Projects are collaborative efforts. So, if you want your Project to be a success, you need to be able to create effective teamwork. This is at the heart of your role as a Project Leader. You need to bring people together, facilitate great communication, encourage the right attitudes, and harness the best that effective teamwork […]
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 […]