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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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Every IT Project fail is a step to success

IT & Project Management

I have come to a conclusion this week … most IT Project challenges are not solved by theoretical, intelligent design. Now, I make a living delivering project success through proper planning, processes, governance, etc. … in other words theoretical, intelligent design – so let me explain what I mean. After …

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Is Your IT Recruitment Strategy Leveraging Transferable Skills?

IT Project Management

Interviewing an IT Project Management candidate this week, one of my colleagues heard an answer to one of those ‘standard interview questions’ that made us all think. The question was … “Where do you see yourself in five years?” The answer was … “I have no idea!” Back in the …

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