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7 Reasons why IT Project Managers were born to blog

straight talk on project management

“You’re so passionate about Project Management, you should write a blog about it,” one of my colleagues said a couple of years back. That’s how it started. I wrote one blog and then, having found it quite enjoyable, I wrote a second and then a third. I got some nice …

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Expect the Unexpected – Managing Companies through Change

change management

When it comes to dealing with change there exists a vast variety of different theories and philosophies on the subject. Many of these draw from difference disciplines including behavioural science, psychology and even sociology all the way over to systems thinking and engineering. The basic principle that underlies the concept …

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How to be an IT talent magnet

How to be an IT talent magnet

If you’re looking on eBay or searching on Google, you make your search criteria as specific as possible so you don’t waste time with results that don’t fit. It’s the same with a job search. Either consciously or subconsciously the criteria that fits with a candidate’s search is what stands …

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Are you the manager of projects or peace?

Are you the manager of projects or peace?

Do you spend all your time handling internal politics and conflict? Here’s how to avoid it. My friend Steven, an IT Project Manager with that all important sense of humour, told me this week that he was considering adding to the job description on his business card. Now, it’s not …

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How to influence others

A while ago I posted on influencing without authority, that post looked at building credibility and ‘currency’ to trade for the support and help you need.  Those ideas buy you a seat at the table but how much influence you exert in any given situation largely depends on how effective …

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