Ethics may seem like a dry subject from an ancient branch of philosophy. But a code of conduct is absolutely vital to your life as a Project Manager.
The term ‘Senior Responsible Owner’ or SRO comes from the UK Government’s Program Management methodology, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). It also appears in the related and far more widely known PRINCE2 methodology. So, what is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
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 […]
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 […]
In the world of business transformation, what is the master plan that guides the definition and planning of your project? It’s a Business Blueprint. So, what is a Business Blueprint? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
Before you get funding and approval for your project, you will first need to produce a Business Case. So, what is a Business Case? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
One of the things that can make your life most difficult is a rogue Project Sponsor. It’s like they have turned to the dark side. And it feels as if they no longer have your project’s best interests at heart. Let me start by re-assuring you… A truly rogue Project Sponsor is not common. So, […]
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. […]
If a project definition defines your project, what is a Strategic Project Definition? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
A robust risk culture goes beyond having a strong basic risk management process. But the rewards for the extra work you’ll put in to build that culture are huge. Particularly for large, complex, or strategically important projects. Some of my readers may hope to influence the risk culture of their whole organization. But, for many, […]