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Expect the Unexpected – Managing Companies through Change

change management

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 be an IT talent magnet

How to be an IT talent magnet

If you’re looking on eBay or searching on Google, you make your search criteria as specific as possible so you don’t waste time with results that don’t fit. It’s the same with a job search. Either consciously or subconsciously the criteria that fits with a candidate’s search is what stands …

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Are you the manager of projects or peace?

Are you the manager of projects or peace?

Do you spend all your time handling internal politics and conflict? Here’s how to avoid it. My friend Steven, an IT Project Manager with that all important sense of humour, told me this week that he was considering adding to the job description on his business card. Now, it’s not …

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How to waste less on IT projects

how to waste less on it projects

Reading The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 2017 Pulse of the Profession report something jumped out and really grabbed my attention. It’s something that should be celebrated. As a profession, the Project Management industry is less wasteful. Specifically, more projects are achieving original goals. they’re coming in within budget and they …

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Great talent is not easily replaceable

HOW DO YOU REPLACE INGREDIENTS WITHOUT RUINING THE CAKE?

When your firm loses a great team member, they take with them a business value that cannot be easily replaced. First, there’s the rich knowledge that they have of your organisation, its products, culture, systems and processes. They may have fostered relationships with your clients and internally with colleagues over …

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Never blow an IT project budget again

Never blow an it project budget again

Most of my friends, colleagues and clients are forecasting that IT budgets will increase during 2017 but according to a recent survey, many CIOs say that managing and implementing those budgets is getting tougher. Which, I suppose, stands to reason. With greater budgets comes greater responsibility and every organisation wants …

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Project Governance

project governance

  Does Project Governance really help?   In 2015, a study conducted by PMI (Project Management Institute) revealed that project delivery remains a challenge for most companies. It emerged that 45% of projects are not on budget, 7%  exceed the allotted time and 56% do not provide the expected value. …

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