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All I need is a PPM tool and a PMO, right?

PPM Tool

All of us work in organisations that have resources deployed to deliver our mission – be that delivering construction projects, developing software, providing education services – all sorts. Some are delivered as services, some as projects, some as assets or products. None of us can stand still. We are all …

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Managing Change Successfully: 3 Skills Every Leader Needs

managing change - complex organisational change

For anyone currently in a leadership role a range of skills, experience and capabilities are required to succeed in that role, and some are more important than others. But when you are managing complex organisational change there are certain skills that are absolutely vital to ensure the change delivers the …

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Improve Productivity in Your Project Team Without Strict Deadlines

improve productivity

There’s a common misconception that tight deadlines are the central driver to improve productivity. In reality, forcing short delivery times onto your team can have adverse effects on the workers’ engagement and job satisfaction There is a broad spectrum of methods that will considerably enhance the output of your team …

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5 Reasons Project Managers Need To Know Excel

Excel for project managers

I’m not going to give some long-winded introduction on Excel, we are all professionals, we all open up Excel files and we get its importance in an organisation. Yet, the PM world still scoffs at it, so I’m going to rebut that notion with a dose of practicality.   Excel’s …

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5 Skills Needed To Drive Future Projects

PM skills

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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6 benefits of earning a PMP qualification

earning a PM qualification

When we’re in school, the path forward is clear. Participate in lessons, study for exams, make an effort on your projects.   However, when it comes to our career, the path forward can be ambiguous. In this article, I will go over one of the paths you can take as …

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How to Effectively Manage a Remote Team

remote project team

Working remotely is slowly becoming the norm in workforces across the UK and around the world. In fact, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) predicts that by 2020, 50% of the UK’s workforce will be working remotely.  As a project manager, you have to prepare for your company bringing in more …

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How do I become a Project Manager?

become a project manager

Because the terms “project” and “project manager” are open to so many different interpretations, employers are naturally wary of candidates who confidently call themselves project managers, while being unable to produce any evidence that they are indeed project professionals. This is why most project organisations, businesses and public sector programmes, …

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