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How to Prevent Scope Creep | Video

How to Prevent Scope Creep | Video

One of the most insidious problems project managers face is scope creep. Scoping is hard, so knowing how to prevent scope creep will protect your hard work.

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Project Definition: Three Big Questions about Your Project | Video

Project Definition: Three Big Questions about Your Project | Video

There’s more to Project Definition than just Goals, Objectives, Scope, Dependencies, and Constraints. There are things we rarely talk about.

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Are You Making Proper Use of Dependencies and Constraints?

Are You Making Proper Use of Constraints and Dependencies?

Constraints and dependencies are two important, but misunderstood project management concepts. But you need them in your project definition and planning.

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What are Project Constraints? | Video

What are Project Constraints?

Some things constrain the choices you can make, when you plan and deliver your project. So, what are Project Constraints? | Video

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What are Task Dependencies in Project Management? | Video

What are Task Dependencies in Project Management?

When you are planning and scheduling your project, there will be sequences of activities that you need to respect. They are generated by task dependencies.

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What are External Dependencies in your Project? | Video

What are External Dependencies in Your Project?

When you plan your project, there’s much you must be mindful of. Some, you can control. Others are external – you cannot. These are external dependencies.

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What are RAID, CAD, and DCARI? | Video

What are RAID, CAD, DCARI?

Defining your project is a vital task. And there are a lot of things to remember. Fortunately, we have some handy acronyms: RAID, CAD, and DCARI. You may find them helpful – or you may have heard them, and wondered what they mean.

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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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Clear Project Brief (10 Things to Include)

Clear Project Brief

If you want to get things done – from the simplest task to the most complex project – you need a clear project brief. So much so that this is one of my ten tools that will help you get better Project Management results. It also documents step 1 of our 8-Step Template for our […]

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