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When to admit you need more help with a project?

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As a project manager it is important to understand when you need more help with a project. Here we look at when you should admit you need this help.   The experts at Parallel Project Training believe too often in the workplace we can be reluctant to ask for help, …

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5 Skills Needed To Drive Future Projects

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Why do projects fail?   It’s a question that invites a lot of interest and significant statistics. And there are no wrong answers here. Skills shortages are a common opinion considering that the right skills have the power to revitalize a project. Conversely, a shortage of it can delay, halt …

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Is Any Project Ever Truly Successful?

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With so many corporate projects of all different types failing to live up to initial expectations you might wonder if any project could ever be considered successful when compared against the original aims and expectations. At the start of a project there is usually a very clear idea of what …

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Pitching an IT project? Benefits sell, details don’t

IT Project Management

It makes sense doesn’t it? Which exercise DVD are you going to buy? The one that features 50 different gruelling exercises or the one that promises you’ll drop a dress size in a week? Harvard Business School professor, Theodore Levitt, once put this beautifully, “People don’t want to buy a …

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Is Psychometric Testing perfect for IT?

IT Project Management

Originally published on CIO.com When I asked associates, acquaintances and clients (who had all recently recruited for IT roles) how many had used personality type or psychometric testing, 7 out of 10 said that they had. I recall the response from a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management …

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