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What is a Project Checklist? | Video

What is a Project Checklist?

A Project checklist can save you time, reduce errors, improve consistency, diminish stress, and even save lives. So what is a Project Checklist? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Re-energize Your Project Team Performance

Boost Your Team Performance

Sometimes you really need to boost your team performance and get more from your team. Maybe things have gone wrong. Or maybe you’re just part-way through your project and everyone is feeling exhausted. So what can you do to re-energize a team that has been stretched and strained and wants a rest – yet still has work […]

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What is a RACI Chart? | Video

What is a RACI Chart?

The RACI Chart is rightly one of a Project Manager’s favourite tools. So what is a RACI Chart, and how does it relate to a Linear Responsibility Chart (LRC)? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Good News from the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 Report

PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 Report

The PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 annual review is called ‘Success Rates Rise’. From the title, we already know it contains good news. This year, the focus of the PMI’s analysis is on strategic initiatives. But project managers at all levels need to be aware of the major trends and the conclusions the PMI […]

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Capabilities Based Planning: A Primer

Intro to Capabilities Based Planning - CBP

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 […]

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What’s the Secret Sauce of a Brilliant Project?

How to make a Good Project into a Brilliant Project

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.

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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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What we learn from the 2016 PMI Project Management Review

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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