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How to influence others

A while ago I posted on influencing without authority, that post looked at building credibility and ‘currency’ to trade for the support and help you need.  Those ideas buy you a seat at the table but how much influence you exert in any given situation largely depends on how effective …

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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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Learn How To Succeed At Stakeholder Management

what prevents you from engaging stakeholders

New research from Elizabeth Harrin shows that project managers understand the value of stakeholder management but in many cases they aren’t doing it (or aren’t able to do it). Engaging stakeholders on projects is essential for success. The survey, conducted at the end of last year via Elizabeth’s blog, GirlsGuideToPM.com, …

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Sustainable project management

Project management association members and credential holders have an obligation act sustainably.  For example, PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (2.2.1) asks us ‘as practitioners in the global project management community to make decisions and take actions based on the best interests of society, public safety, and the environment.’   …

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Make Your Steering Committee Effective

Far too many sponsors, executives and project managers waste far too much time in ineffective steering committee meetings or ‘project/program control board’ meetings (both referred to as PCB in this post).  A huge saving in waste and its associated costs can easily be achieved. The first key question for the …

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Kissing lots of frogs is no way to find your PrinceII – why specialist IT recruitment has the edge

Kissing lots of frogs is no way to find your PRINCEII

In many respects, the way a specialist IT recruitment firm will go about the business of securing the right talent will not differ greatly from mainstream recruitment agencies. They will use job boards and social media and a range of industry standard tools. It is what happens beyond that ‘industry …

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How the experience of failed project managers could be the key to developing a great one?

Learning from failed Project Managers

[social_share style=”square” align=”horizontal” heading_align=”inline” text=”How the experience of failed project managers could be the key to developing a great one?” heading=”” facebook=”1″ twitter=”1″ google_plus=”1″ linkedin=”1″ pinterest=”1″ link=”http://www.accesstalent.co.uk/blog/134-how-the-experience-of-failed-project-managers-could-be-the-key-to-developing-a-great-one” /] What makes a great IT Project Manager? You’ll have read many posts on the subject. I have too. This week, , ‘Never, …

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Rewarding your team

In The Power of Happiness, I suggested a ‘happy team’ was more likely to be an outcome of a motivated team, than something you can work to achieve in isolation. This post looks at some of the key elements a leader can use to develop a motivated and committed team …

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