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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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Practical Stakeholder Engagement

As we all know the problem with good practice is it slowly slips away as we respond to time pressures and expediency and bad habits take root. We know what’s supposed to be done but settle for a comfortable second best until it’s too late.  Well, this is a New …

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NEWSPEAK – is not all that new!

Last year I went along to see Headlong’s stage adaptation of George Orwell’s masterpiece ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ (at the Melbourne Festival); which started me thinking………. The way words shape people’s thinking can be very powerful. This power can be used for both good and bad and is an important element in …

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