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Managing Change Successfully: 3 Skills Every Leader Needs

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For anyone currently in a leadership role a range of skills, experience and capabilities are required to succeed in that role, and some are more important than others. But when you are managing complex organisational change there are certain skills that are absolutely vital to ensure the change delivers the …

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Is Accountability Strangling IT Project Innovation?

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Is Accountability Strangling IT Project Innovation? Why is it, with VERY public IT projects, that when they fail everyone seems to want to wash their dirty laundry in front of all to see? Accountability, apparently. Public interest. It’s public money. The public has a right to know what went wrong. …

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How to fail well in IT Projects

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Previously published on CIO.com  Failure Is the new success. Here are five ways that you can embrace failure and enjoy its unexpected benefits. Knowing when to say enough is enough and kill an IT Project must be among the hardest skills to learn. I’m not sure any of us ever …

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Context is key to IT Project Management outcomes

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Originally published on PMToday.co.uk I took a train to London recently. Train journeys are like being given the gift of time. Once settled, I like to work, read the newspaper, take in the latest blogs from CIO.com or chew over the latest insight from the PMI. Then, other times, I …

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Improve Productivity in Your Project Team Without Strict Deadlines

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There’s a common misconception that tight deadlines are the central driver to improve productivity. In reality, forcing short delivery times onto your team can have adverse effects on the workers’ engagement and job satisfaction There is a broad spectrum of methods that will considerably enhance the output of your team …

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What Should Be On Your Project Initiation Checklist?

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Before you even begin work on a project, there are a number of things that you must consider; these are the things that you need to have on your project initiation checklist.   When it comes to starting your projects, it is essential to begin things the right way; this …

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When to admit you need more help with a project?

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As a project manager it is important to understand when you need more help with a project. Here we look at when you should admit you need this help.   The experts at Parallel Project Training believe too often in the workplace we can be reluctant to ask for help, …

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