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Project Documentation: Are You Set to Get it Right?

Project Documentation: Are You Set to Get it Right?

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 […]

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Good Customer Service: How to Keep Your Client and Stakeholders Happy

Good Customer Service - How to Keep you Client and Stakeholders Happy

Project Managers can learn from all sorts of places. And, since your job is partly to serve your clients and stakeholders, one valuable source of ideas for you is customer service. In this article we will look at how you can keep your client and stakeholders happy by applying some of the principles of good […]

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How to Run a Really Great Project Meeting

How to Run a Really Great Project Meeting

Does it sometimes seem that your life is a constant trudge from one project meeting to the next. It’s as if there’s little time to do anything before the next one. And, if that’s not bad enough, how many of your project meetings are truly worthwhile? I know we say ‘good meeting’ at the end […]

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Giant Guide to Project Reporting [How to do it well]

Giant Guide to Project Reporting

The regular rhythm of your project is ticked out by your project reporting cycle. Quarterly, monthly, fortnightly, or weekly… you’re there again. It’s time to produce your regular project report. Project reporting is as much a part of project life as weekends and annual holidays form part of the fabric of our wider lives. They tick […]

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Communication Skills for Project Managers | The Best Books

Communication Skills for Project Managers - The Best Books

A large part of your job as a Project Manager is communication; arguably the largest part. So, only focusing on technical skills will not serve you. It’s essential that you develop excellent communication skills. Luckily, there are many great books to help you. Increasingly, this is the area my training business is focussed on. My […]

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What is a RAG Report? | Video

What is a RAG Report?

RAG Report, or Traffic Light Report. It is widely used by project managers and it stands for Red Amber Green. So, What is a RAG Report? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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How to Plan Your Stakeholder Engagement Campaign

As a Project manager, you need to be prepared to learn from many different places. And, from the world of marketing, you can learn a lot about how to plan your stakeholder engagement campaign. You are a project manager. You care about getting things right. So you plan meticulously, identify threats and take steps to […]

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Podcast: Politics and Stakeholders

Politics and Stakeholders | Podcast Interview

Two of the things that put off many project managers are Politics and Stakeholders. Yet they are intertwined and a necessary part of project management. You cannot escape either so you may as well embrace them. In this podcast, Andy Kaufman of the People and Projects Podcast, interviewed me about Politics and Stakeholders – an interest […]

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Great Team Communication: The 10 Commandments

Great Team Communication

Have you got a great project team? If you have, then one thing acts like top-grade oil in a highly-tuned engine: great team communication. With great team communication, everything seems so much easier. Conversations are friction free, problems get described, addressed and solved. And work gets shared and handed-off efficiently. Contrast that poor team communication. […]

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4 Steps to Engage Difficult Stakeholders

Difficult Stakeholders- 4 Steps to Engage Them

One of the things Project Managers fear most is resistance. When we encounter difficult stakeholders, it triggers deep emotions. It’s easy to feel out of your depth professionally, and challenged, personally. This is a common problem for all project managers. And it can be unsettling for newer PMs. So we asked an expert in this […]

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