Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 13 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management.
Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was an successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects.
In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
When I was at the start of my career, I wanted to get an opportunity to manage my first project. But my boss told me I couldn't do that untilI had had some training. But being a small company, there was no training on offer. I was caught in a Catch 22.
At the time, I would have paid good money for a structured introduction to project management.
And, as I progressed and needed more knowledge in specialised areas, like risk management and stakeholder engagement... all there was were heavy textbooks or lightweight magazine articles. What I wanted was more of the practical lessons from the trainers I'd had.
So that, in a nutshell, is why I built OnlinePMCourses.
I hope it helps you build the project management career you want.
You can see (and buy from Amazon) all of Mike's project management books, at the OnlinePMCourses bookshop.
Anne-Marie O'Hara, Head of Projects and Property Planning, National Trust for Scotland
The subject of project management can be very complicated. If you bring in all the different techniques, strategies and documents you can find yourself bogged down in a mire of detail and not being able to see the wood for the trees. This book helps cut through the detail and focusses on the key issues with lots of practical tips and suggestions to help improve your project management and reduce the pain. Well worth a read.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
How to Manage a Great Project
How Managing a Great Project Works
Step 1: What do You Want?
Step 2: Does it Stack Up?
Step 3: Who Cares?
Step 4: How will You Get What You Want?
Step 5: Who Will Help?
Step 6: What if it goes Wrong?
Step 7: How is it Going?
Step 8: How did it Go?
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