This article is published on Christmas Eve, 2018. It seems a good time to focus on two things: project management truths and humor. So, I’d like to combine them in a short, light article. I know some of my readers take time off at this time of year. But others don’t. So, I hope you’ll […]
If you are interested in Project Management, you’ll doubtless like to read what’s going on in our profession. That’s where a good Project Management Survey can help. So we have scoured the web for the best recent surveys, so you don’t have to. A ‘Project Management Survey’ survey, if you like!
The PMI® is introducing Agile into the 6th Edition of its Project Management Body of Knowledge, the PMBoK®. But there are still a lot of people who are uncertain about ‘What is Agile?’ and why it is important to project managers. This is made worse because the word Agile has many different connotations. And many […]
If you work as a project manager or in projects for any length of time, you’ll come across the term ‘NLP’. So what is this NLP? …and what does it stand for? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
You may be at the start of your Project Management career, or a seasoned veteran. You may work on software engineering projects or in business change. But, whatever your project role, one thing is clear. Project Managers can no longer afford to ignore Agile methodologies. We spoke with Agile Project Management trainer and founder of […]
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.
The familiar way to start defining your project is with a set of functional requirements. But increasingly, this approach is not meeting the needs of the business or organization; especially with IT projects. A new approach has emerged that is far more rooted into the strategic context. It’s called Capabilities Based Planning (CBP). And one […]
Projects make change happen. And they create things and add value to our organizations. In a very real sense, the outcome of your project dictates the future of your organization. So maybe running a good project is not enough. I want to focus on some of the things that will make a merely good project into a brilliant project experience.
I’d like to offer you my Project Management reading list for this Christmas season. But I have realised something. This year, it’ll be tricky. There are a lot of pious bloggers out there who will tell you about all the fabulous books you must read. And they’ve read them all, of course, and they want […]
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 […]