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Embrace the change: Getting to grips with new IT systems

new IT systems

New IT systems for a growing business can be an exciting prospect and deliver many benefits, but how do you convince employees to embrace them?   Technology is constantly evolving and keeping up with new systems can be a challenge for businesses, not least because of the resource involved in …

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7 Project Manager Tips on How to Motivate Your Team

motivate your team

A recent study showed that 26% of employees would leave their current jobs for a 5% pay raise. This says volumes about the current state of motivation in the modern workplace and is especially concerning when businesses now depend upon teams to get critical work done more than ever. Another …

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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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