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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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Is Any Project Ever Truly Successful?

Benefits of project management

With so many corporate projects of all different types failing to live up to initial expectations you might wonder if any project could ever be considered successful when compared against the original aims and expectations. At the start of a project there is usually a very clear idea of what …

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Is Psychometric Testing perfect for IT?

IT Project Management

Originally published on CIO.com When I asked associates, acquaintances and clients (who had all recently recruited for IT roles) how many had used personality type or psychometric testing, 7 out of 10 said that they had. I recall the response from a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management …

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Every IT Project fail is a step to success

IT & Project Management

I have come to a conclusion this week … most IT Project challenges are not solved by theoretical, intelligent design. Now, I make a living delivering project success through proper planning, processes, governance, etc. … in other words theoretical, intelligent design – so let me explain what I mean. After …

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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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Your IT Project is only as strong as your weakest link

IT Project Management

Thanks to a reader of my CIO.com column, Gareth, who wrote to me with an idea for an IT Project Management blog. “Hi David,” he writes, “Have you ever written a blog along the lines of ‘you’re only ever as strong as your weakest link.'” Gareth was inspired to get in touch …

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If, buts and maybes. Mind your IT Project language

IT Project Management

Can certain words cast a negative shadow on Project Management thinking? Originally published on CIO.com I walked into a Project Management Office recently, and on the wall, in large letters above the Project Leader’s desk was the phrase ‘No “Ifs”, “Buts” Or “Maybes”‘. At first, it looked like one of …

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IT Project Management. Where did it all start to go right?

IT Project Management

Interesting perspective this week from my friend and fellow IT Project Leader Malc. Malc emailed to tell me that he had recently reframed his team’s thinking on post-project delivery analysis. What he has done is pretty interesting and he says it is adding demonstrable value to the process. “We always …

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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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