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Will Machines ever Supersede Project Managers?

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The answer as to whether machine learning and artificial intelligence will replace various roles in the workplace is one contingent on several very big factors; most notably the nature of the work in question and the relative sophistication of AI in the coming years and decades.   For some aspects …

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The 5-Point Plan to Averting Mega-Project Disasters

Mega-projects

Mega-projects, better known as large-investment, complex and lengthy projects, bank on everything under the sun, from the right manpower to the right machinery and equipment.  They are projects that carry risks associated with lengthy durations, frequent scope changes and cost overruns.   Given that stakeholders invest huge sums of money …

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Defining Roles and Responsibilities in Project Management

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Many problems on projects are the direct result of poorly defined roles and responsibilities. But vagueness over roles can also result in turf wars and hostility when more than one individual believes they have control over an area of project activity.   For organisations using the PRINCE2 methodology, which is …

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Resource Management in Times of Change

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Implementing changes internally within an organisation takes work. People are the main reason for and behind the change.   Resource management is essential for businesses to meet existing and future needs. It is far more effective to assign resources with the right skills and availability to the right type of …

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The What, Why And How Of Stakeholder Management

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All size of projects, even the smallest, littlest projects have stakeholders. Most management styles, systems, approaches and methodologies have to involve stakeholder management for this reason. Stakeholder management is so important in fact, that there are key principles involved in the process of managing stakeholders so that project managers have …

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How to Effectively set up an IT EPMO

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IT is the major component of most company-wide initiatives. The changes made to the IT structure directly affect other information systems like marketing and sales due to their dependence on innovative technology. Global project management leaders are starting to regroup their IT strategy in order to successfully deliver on their …

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IT Risk Management: A step-by-step guide

Mega-projects

The word risk has an inherently negative connotation to it. But what most folk don’t realise, is that anticipating risks is a sign of proactive management. A positive spin on risk can alert you to alternatives, create better opportunities, justify contingency plans and ultimately win you more business.   Every …

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Expect the Unexpected – Managing Companies through Change

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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 Survive in a Multi-Project Environment Using MS Project

What is the best project planning software for managing large numbers of projects simultaneously? This question concerns C-level managers, project managers, and executive decision-makers who attempt to find the perfect PM solution for navigating their projects. Microsoft Project is the most commonly used PM application; but is it efficient for …

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