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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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Resource Management in Times of Change

digital marketing tasks

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

stakeholder management

All size of projects, even the smallest, littlest projects have stakeholders. Most management styles, systems, approaches and methodologies have to involve a stakeholder analysis process 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 …

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