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Are you using RAG status ratings to full effect?

Project Failure

Do you know what RAG status ratings are? Maybe you haven’t heard them referred to in such a manner, and are more familiar with using ‘traffic lights’ to track the performance of your project. Visual cues are so much easier to understand than lengthy status reports, which is why so …

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Using a Document Management System (DMS) To Manage Project Documentation

It isn’t surprising that with the continuous improvement and development of technology, businesses are also transitioning from traditional, paper-based documentation and manual management to electronic systems. This shift is not just about doing what’s currently in and new. Electronic document management systems or DMS can do so much to improve …

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Project Planning at its Best

The Role of the Project Manager

Often a project manager is handed the project and probably some early draft schedule and told to “run with it.”  At least that’s been the case for me for much of my PM career.  I’ve experienced at least some PMO structure in some organizations and also some templates thrust upon …

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How to Always Make Great Project Decisions

I realize I said “always” in the title and that’s probably a little misleading.  Why?  Because it’s just not possible.  There’s no way we can guarantee that every project decision that we make as project managers on all of our engagements will be great decisions…or even good ones.   However, …

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PMI Acquires Human Systems International, a UK-based Assessment and Benchmarking Firm

HSI and PMI formalize longstanding partnership to deliver unparalleled strategic business insight The Project Management Institute (PMI) has acquired Human Systems International (HSI), a UK-based assessment and benchmarking company with keen organizational insight developed over 20 years of collecting best practice project, program and portfolio management data from commercial and …

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UK Sites Listed on the 2014 World Monuments Watch

Battersea Power Station, Deptford Dockyard, Grimsby Ice Factory and Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire are the UK sites listed today on the 2014 World Monuments Watch.   They join a diverse group of 67 sites from 41 countries and territories across the world, including the city of Venice, the Ancient Irrigated …

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The APMP and change management

Getting APMP qualified via accredited project management courses is a wise investment for any project manager who is serious about their profession. Amongst other things, APMP will teach you that project management is all about change management, whether you realise it or not. From the word go, every project is …

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Successful projects with the help of APMP

Project management is becoming an increasingly competitive sphere, and for those who want to take their career seriously and achieve their long term goals, getting qualified in project management is a ‘must do’ task. The APMP qualification is a holistic project management qualification, which has been engineered to give you …

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Avoiding project failure with APMP


The APMP qualification is fast becoming one of the top qualifications for project managers, and the reason for this is that it teaches and cements in project professionals the skills and knowledge they need to ensure projects do not fail. Here are some of the most common reasons that projects …

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