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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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Will Machines ever Supersede Project Managers?

artificial intelligence

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

roles and responsibilities

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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A New Kind of Program Manager

digital marketing tasks

A new role emerges at organizations where technology is at the core of products. As more organizations seek to build the latest and greatest tech advances, many of them are seeking a new type of program manager: a technical program manager (TPM). Though this is a relatively recent role in …

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