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Indispensable Guide to the Sources of Project Risk

If you are taking on Project Management, you will need to come to terms with its necessary consequence: project risk. It’s a topic I’ll be covering a lot, over time, because it is so central to project management. I have already written, at length, about why projects go wrong. In this article, we’ll look at […]

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What is the Project Discovery Stage?

What it the Project Discovery Stage?

To me, the Project Discovery Stage is the most fun part of Project Management. So what is it? It’s funny how we don’t really know about anything, until we are forced to think about it. Of course I knew about Project Discovery. But I always elided it into the Project Definition Stage. It took a […]

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How I Create Exceptional Project Collaboration

When you look up Project Collaboration, you will find a bewildering array of software tools available. There are tens – maybe towards a hundred – of credible software solutions for helping your project team to collaborate effectively. But as a Project Manager, all you want is to get the best collaborative behaviour from your team. […]

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Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016

PMI Project Management Pulse of the Profession Review 2016

The eighth PMI Project Management annual review is called ‘The High Cost of Low Performance‘. It contains some important findings for businesses, executives, and project managers. In this article, I will extract the juicy bits and add our own OnlinePMCourses comment to some of the PMI’s own conclusions.

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Do You Know How to Craft the Perfect Project Name?

Craft the Perfect Project Name

Does your Project Name matter? After all, Juliet told Romeo that ‘a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’. But we use names all the time. And sometimes the name we hear colors our interpretation, before we find out anything else about a person, a product, or a project. Project names do sometimes […]

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Are You a New Project Manager? Here’s 10 Tips

10 Tips Every New Project Manager Must Know

Today’s article is from long standing Project Management trainer Ron Rosenhead. Ron has a popular bog, where he reflects on his experiences. He has spent 20 years training new Project Managers and we asked him to share his top ten tips for a new Project Manager. Here is his response.

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One Minute Project Manager: Applying the Principles to Projects

The One Minute Manager (by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson) is a deserved best-seller. Its guidance is simple and valuable for any manager. So how does it translate for a Project Manager? Could you be a One Minute Project Manager?

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The Project Lifecycle and Four Essential Stages

Projects have a familiar lifecycle that gives you a framework to understand, plan, and deliver them. So this video will introduce you to the Project Lifecycle, and the four essential stages. Dr Mike Clayton, founder of OnlinePMCourses, explains what those four project stages are, and why they should be familiar to you. If you are […]

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The Essential Guide to Robust Project Decision Making

Robust Project Decision Making

One of the challenges a new Project Manager faces is project decision making. It is easy to find the constant stream of small decisions overwhelming. But there’s more to it than that. Some decisions are big, and getting them right is a matter of good governance. The Twin Challenges of Project Decision Making And so […]

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Introduction to the PMO – The Absolute Essentials You Really MUST Know

Introduction to the PMO - by Peter Taylor

The Project Management Office (PMO) in a business or professional enterprise is the department or group that defines and maintains the standards of process, generally related to project management, within the organization. The PMO: Strives to introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects Aims to reduce project risk through common practice and quality […]

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