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What is a Work Breakdown Structure – WBS? | Video

What is a Work Breakdown Structure - WBS?

The Work Breakdown Structure (or WBS) is one of the most basic and most important of your Project Management toolset. So, what is a Work Breakdown Structure – WBS? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Project Scheduling: Your Essential Guide

Project Scheduling | Your Essential Guide

A project plan is at the heart of every successful project. At the heart of every project plan is project scheduling to set the timing of each activity. In this guide, we’ll look at all the key elements of project scheduling. We will largely follow the process structure in the 6th Edition of the PMI‘s […]

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Project Estimation: Master the Art and Craft

Project Estimation - Master the Tools and Techniques

There are two reasons why Project Estimation is a big deal for project managers. First, it’s extremely hard to do well. And second, poor estimates are often a primary reason for a project cost or schedule over-run. So, in this article, we’ll take a careful look at project estimation, to help you learn how to […]

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What is CPM (Critical Path Method)? | Video

What is the Critical Path Method (CPM)?

The Critical Path Method (CPM) is one of the core planning and control methodologies that project managers use. So, what is the Critical Path Method? So, what is the Critical Path Method? And what is Critical Path Analysis (CPA)? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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12 Project Planning Mistakes… and How to Fix Them

12 Project Planning Mistakes... and How to Fix Them

Why do projects fail? We answered that in two earlier articles, and a course. But one thing to be brutally aware of, is that it is often your plan that’s at fault. So, in this article, we’ll survey 12 project planning mistakes. And because our job is to equip you to succeed, we’ll offer you […]

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What is a PERT Chart? | Video

What is a PERT Chart?

When it comes to project planning and estimation, there are a few ‘go-to’ tools that every project manager should know, and one of them is the PERT Method. So, what is a PERT Chart? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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What are OKRs? | Video

What are OKRs?

OKRs – just another three-letter acronym. It stands for Objectives and Key Results. So, now you know. So what are OKRs? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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What is Capabilities Based Planning – CBP? | Video

What is Capabilities Based Planning?

Capabilities Based Planning – CBP – is an important way of starting your project planning process. So what is Capabilities Based Planning – CBP? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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What is Milestone Planning? | Video

What is Milestone Planning?

Planning is fundamental to all Project Management, and one of the most basic and robust approaches to planning is Milestone Planning. So what is Milestone Planning?? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Make Your Project Estimation More Reliable, Using the PERT Method

Project Managers have many responsibilities. And one of the most difficult is Project Estimation: to predict what will happen in the future. Because projects are fraught with uncertainty. One of the most widely used approaches to improving estimation is the PERT Method. And Project Sponsors dislike uncertainty. So they expect Project Managers to reduce it. So, […]

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