The Definitive Guide to Why a Good Online Project Management Course Beats Live Training

Online PM Courses

I love doing a live Project Management course. The interaction with participants and the chance to take the course in whatever direction they choose isn’t just challenging; it’s fun. I’ve given over 500 project management courses and seminars, for over 6,000 new and experienced project managers. An online Project management course is even better. My live course formats are flexible. A two-day course could easily cost $1,200 or £900 all-in.

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Your Crash Course on PPM Software

What’s more, it makes project processes easier; you are assured that you will conserve both time and resource once you embed a particular PPM software in your work system. Cet article Your Crash Course on PPM Software est apparu en premier sur Project-Management.PM. With the varying degrees of changes going on around the market, organizations are pressured to come up with innovative ways to keep up with the business trends.

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5 Tips for Better Decision Making (With Process)

Girl's Guide to PM

Something you can do to make decision making easier is to have a process for it. A process helps you step through the different options to give yourself confidence that you’ve covered all the angles and are ready to make the decision. The Decision Making Process. The decision making process is the main tool for making decisions. For example, will your decision lead to more decisions on how to resource or pay for your chosen course of action?

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. Kill Point (severely deprecated by Online PM Courses). In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work. What is a Stage Gate Process? The Stage Gate Process examines your projects at key decision points in its lifecycle.

To project management certify or not…?

Ron Rosenhead

Now I know I may well upset a few people with this articles however here goes…. After attending various qualification courses I felt that the driver was to get people through a qualification rather than application of project management techniques and tools. This conclusion has been supported by many people who have come along to our Perfect Project course. This is a 2 day course with many practical activities based around a well tried and tested framework.

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Webinar Recap – Finding a Perfect Match: A Look at Both Sides of the Interviewing Process


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Lynette Reed’s session, Finding a Perfect Match: A Look at Both Sides of the Interviewing Process, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, Finding a Perfect Match: A Look at Both Sides of the Interviewing Process. Kyle: She has taught courses on team building, leadership, ethics, world religion, and world cultures. Articles

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Wilo's Law and Mature Communications Processes

Herding Cats

To make some conjecture that some process will fix the problem - Estimates are the smell of dysfunction and NOT Estimating will fix that dysfunction - is naive at best and willfully ignorant of Root Cause Analysis at worse. Take a course on how to write well. Avoid Verbal Orders is a critical process in any critical situation. Related articles. A popular quote in the agile community is Wilo's Law.

How to Craft a Perfectly Streamlined Document Approval Process


A document approval process is crucial for streamlining your operations and bring order to your creative workflow. Learn how to create one in this article. This is why developing a document approval process is crucial for every agency. Subjective quality criteria and ad-hoc approval can work fine for small agencies, but any business that wants to scale will want to standardize the how, when, who, and what of the approval process. A document approval process.

We need to spend more time educating our clients

Ron Rosenhead

There is no agreed process for communication (either way) and as one person suggested ad hockery rules! I understand why as it slows down the project management start up process and in some cases it takes people outside their comfort zone; having to spend time asking questions, researching, agreeing the scope and yes, educating the client! Here are some of the suggestions: share lessons learned – many of these are client issues as discussed in this article.

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10 Steps To Streamline Work Process And Improve Workflow


Whether its work allocation, quality inspection, project monitoring, or simply going through a to-do list, project managers and teams often complicate processes which are easy to implement. Now, the easiest way to make things right is to put a work management software in place, identify where you are wasting your time, streamline the work process, and find opportunities to improve your workflow. Fill in the gaps and create a better version of your work process.

Client Onboarding Process Coupled With Project Management


Client onboarding is the process of introducing new clients to your firm in an effective and organized way. The process commences at order placement and continues up to three months or so depending on the complexity of the product. As your business grows, you should come up with processes and options that can scale with your progress. Appropriate project management processes help you identify, record, and resolve these alterations, and keep your undertaking on course.

How I Do It: Stakeholder Communication

Girl's Guide to PM

And, of course, email…. Sending out status information via email doesn’t give you great data in terms of whether the process is effective or whether people have understood your message. Stakeholders This article contains affiliate links Communication is about 80% of my job.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Program Management for Agile Teams


Well, if you are reading this article then you probably have a fair degree of knowledge about how project management processes work in any industry. They define the program controls , that is the processes, procedures, reporting, to manage the program. Program Management Process.

NLP for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

He runs NLP training courses to address the shortage in competence-based training for project managers, which aim to balance the popularity of training in method and process. Stakeholders teams This article contains affiliate links

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Might earned VALUE be an oxymoron for projects following a predictive life cycle?

Kiron Bondale

(As is often the case, one of the learners in a course I taught this week provided the inspiration for this article, so thanks Maca!). Writing a Business Requirements Document or creating a design might be necessary by-products of the delivery process but if a project is terminated with just those having been produced, its unlikely that a customer would consider they had received anything of real value.

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Why We’re Not Afraid to Write Generic SEO Articles


Make note that this reasoning is going to appear more than once in this article. The ranking process has two very basic steps: Target website audit. You don’t need to go through the entire blog to see what kind of articles are published. Another important thing to take into account is that articles published on our blog have an absolute priority over anything else we do, both in-house and with 3rd parties.

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The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

Herding Cats

When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome. This, of course, is the basis of Root Cause Analysis. Related articles. The Dilbert Manager, the bad apple on the team, and another example of starting with the symptom and skipping to the solution, bypassing the root cause.

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Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

But knowing a methodology isn’t the pinnacle of achievement, as Kevin Longergan points out in this article. If soft skills are essential, how do we get them if not through certification training courses? Project Management Skills This article contains affiliate links There are trends in all industries and professions. Project management is no different: we see trends come and go, or stay with us and develop over time.

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10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

As I talk about in my course on how to write awesome project status reports , surprises are bad. You will not revise and standardize your processes. I’ve taken training courses, read books and generally looked out for my own progression. It’s a video training course based on the concept that work is like dealing with feuding factions in ancient Japan, and very well put together. This short online course from Andy Kaufman will help.

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Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Are you looking to do a project management training course or take a certificate course this year? There is a dizzying array of project management courses out there to help you achieve project management qualifications, both for PMI courses, PRINCE2 courses and more. Logical Model PRINCE2 courses.

Book review: Critical Chain

Girl's Guide to PM

There’s the bright business brain who is taking courses in order to improve performance at his company and generate real business results. There’s the professor with a spendthrift wife who is desperate for tenure and will try anything to show the value of his courses in the real world.

8 Free and Low Cost PM Resources

Girl's Guide to PM

which of course I didn’t say). Did you know that Enterprise Environmental Factors is an input to 27 PMBOK® processes? Dr Mike Clayton offers well-respected project management training and his free 78-minute video course, PM Fundamentals , is good for beginners. has some – if you aren’t looking for change management like I was they might have a course for you. I have just finished taking their course on GDPR.

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The Most Popular Project Management Hacks Articles of 2016

Project Management Hacks

In that spirit, it’s time for me to write my final article of the year. I’m going to revisit the most popular articles of the year. All of these articles attracted over 2,000 readers this calendar year. It’s great to see that many articles in the archives continue to attract attention including a few from 2014. I was inspired to write the article as I reflected on a terrible corporate meeting I had one Friday afternoon that just kept going and going!

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10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)


Organizational change happens every day as a matter of course. While a river may change its course naturally over many years, altering its course in a specific direction within a particular timeframe requires significant planning, effort, collaboration, consideration, and tooling. The work you’re doing when instituting a change in process or organizational principles is tantamount to changing the course of a river.

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How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Processes – this is where all the technical PM skills will sit. It is not a case of the process domain having all the agile questions, for example. Get a PMP prep course and start learning how to pass the exam right now! Of course, you might want to wait for the agile-improved version of the PMP certification, especially if your employer values agile and it’s a way to demonstrate you have skills in that domain.

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How Organisations Can Set up New Project Leaders for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

Modern leaders are expected to, of course, lead projects and devise the corporate strategy, align with high-level organisational goals, and also align their behaviour with modern-day employee behaviour. The evaluation of the new leaders should dictate the subject matter and process of the training. The new leader assimilation process helps overcome problems occurring in all of these areas, as detailed in the next section.

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4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

Girl's Guide to PM

I have a whole pack of information on stakeholder engagement on projects so for now, let’s focus on what’s commonly taught in project management courses, and look at stakeholder management. There won’t be any surprises as they’ve seen the process the whole way through. Stakeholder Engagement This article contains affiliate links Why is stakeholder management important to project success? Because we need people to get the project work done.

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Strengths-based project management is an approach to project management that focuses on the people rather than the process. We have so much material about what processes to use, and yet it is estimated that 70% – and possibly as much as 81% – of project success depends on the human side of projects. The courses are all eligible for PMI PDUs which is great!

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Business Analyst & Project Manager Relationship: Collaborate for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

Business analysis helps ensure your project delivers the intended business value and that business needs, requirements, and processes are well-understood, leading to a more streamlined implementation process. In this article, we’ll look at 5 specific ways project managers can collaborate with business analysts to help create more successful projects. #1: She also offers a business analyst career planning course (it’s free) to help you start your business analyst career.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I'd like to receive the free email course. External factors around projects are constantly changing at a breakneck speed which makes it challenging to definitively control the outcome without frequent course correction. Brain Sensei’s Complete PMP® Exam Prep course can be taken anytime and anywhere. My PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down course is going strong and I will be launching updates in 2019 that will really help PMO Managers be successful.

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Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. Scroll to the bottom to download this article as a handy PDF so you can keep it for reference as you create your proposal. A project budget is meant to guide you step-by-step throughout the project phases, and is meant to be changed and adapted (within limits, of course) to what happens during the project itself. First, you need to explain your project and process well in the narrative of your proposal.

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Process First Then Outcomes

Herding Cats

Fast Company article speaks about outcomes resulting from process and the focus on outcomes actually reducing the probability that the outcomes will appear. I've written about this before in Process is King and Process is King Part 2. While of course is correct. But how do we get those outcomes without a credible process to produce them ? The Fast Company article suggests - correctly - that outcomes are the natural result of a process. .

A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners


In this article, I’ll outline the top changes and the deeper meaning associated with each change. My perspective is based on my analysis, my own interpretations, and the interactions I’ve had with Agile practitioners who follow my publications, books, and/or courses.

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Silly Management Mistakes – the Importance of Fair Process

Green Project Management

I recently read a Harvard Business Review article, ‘Fair Process – Managing in the Knowledge Economy’, during my MBA programme that reminded me of some foolish team and team lead mistakes I made a few years ago. Giammalvo’s engineering economics course in Jakarta. The post Silly Management Mistakes – the Importance of Fair Process appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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The Close Sibling of Communications and Stakeholder Management: Resource Management


In one of my earlier articles, The Twins–Communications and Stakeholder Management , I outlined how deeply and closely these two knowledge areas of the PMBOK® guide interact with each other. The key output for this process is the Resource Management Plan (ResMP).I’m

The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management


In this article, we will look at two key knowledge areas: Communications Management and Stakeholder Management. This article is less of a discussion on Communications Management or Stakeholder Management, individually, per se. This process ensures the optimal flow of information.

Get Your Projects Fit with The Lazy Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

Well, not through excessive physical activity in my case, although there is nothing wrong with that at all of course. The new book is a look at the reason, the value, the process and the opportunities to assess the ‘health’ of your projects in order to sleep easier at night, safe in the knowledge of inevitable project success (and I am using the word ‘inevitable’ with the common meaning of ‘more likely than before’ you understand). Project processes.

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What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

In doing so, I am of course taking as read that a brilliant project leader will have solid project management expertise and be able to plan and deliver their projects with confidence and assurance. They communicate the project plan and focus on processes, systems and procedures like an effective monitor and control cycle. Try out Online PM Courses for free with a short taster course. You can read my review of Online PM Courses here ). Mike Clayton.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. I'd like to receive the free email course. External factors around projects are constantly changing at a breakneck speed which makes it challenging to definitively control the outcome without frequent course correction. Brain Sensei’s Complete PMP® Exam Prep course can be taken anytime and anywhere. I'd like to receive the free email course.

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The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management


In this article, we will look at two key knowledge areas: Communications Management and Stakeholder Management. This article is less of a discussion on Communications Management or Stakeholder Management, individually, per se. This process ensures the optimal flow of information.