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Problem Solving: A Systematic Approach

Problem Solving: A Systematic Approach

One of the joys of Project Management is the constant need for problem-solving.

The novelty and uncertainty of a project environment constantly throw up surprises. So, a Project Manager needs to be adept at solving problems.

In this article, we look at problem-solving and offer you a structured, systematic approach.

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What is Planning Poker? | Video

What is Planning Poker?

Estimating project work package times and the times it will take to build products or deliverables is one of the most difficult parts of Project Management. One great tool is Planning Poker. It comes from the world of Agile Project management, and Scrum, but is far more widely applicable.

So, what is Planning Poker?

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

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What is a Functional Specification? | Video

What is a Functional Specification?

On software and technical projects, there is a chain of project definition deliverables, and one of them is the Functional Specification.

So, what is a Functional Specification?

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

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What is a Business Blueprint? | Video

What is a Business Blueprint?

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.

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What is Project Management? | Video

What is Project Management?

Let’s get to the heart of Project Management and answer the most fundamental questions of all…

So, What is a Project, and what is Project Management?

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

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Why Projects Fail – Five more reasons

In last week’s article, we started to look at the reasons why projects fail. We set out the first five of ten Points of Project Failure.

In this week’s article, we’ll look at the second set of causes. Five more reasons why projects fail.

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Project Failure – Why it Happens

Giant Guide to Project Failure

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.

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That’s why we have prepared our two-part guide to Project Failure.

This is an updated version of Part 1 of our guide. We’ll publish Part 2 next week. These have been among our most popular and heavily-read articles, so I hope you’ll enjoy them.Continue reading…

12 Project Management Rules You’d be Wise to Note

12 Essential Project Management Rules

When you have been Managing Projects for a while, you will start to notice that some things are always true. Each of these ‘Project Management Rules‘ reminds us of something important about Project Management, so I have been collecting them for nearly 20 years.Continue reading…

How to Get Your Next Lessons Learned Meeting Right

How to Get Your Lessons Learned Meeting Right

There’s one Project technique that has the capacity to transform your skillset and raise your Project Management to the next level: the Lessons Learned review.

So, in this article, we will take a look at everything you need to know about how to make your next lessons learned meeting a great success.

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What is a Critical Chain? | Video

What is a Critical Chain?

The Critical Path Method is well known.

But, what is a Critical Chain?

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

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