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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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IT talent lifecycle – how to feel in control

IT & Project Recruitment

I had a very interesting email exchange with a Director of HR this week about how the talent management lifecycle is becoming increasingly difficult to control. Among the key challenges, she told me, is the ever-accelerating rate of change in technology. IT is altering all aspects of managing the talent …

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IT Project Collaboration. When 1+1 equals more than 2

IT & Project Management

“Be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own,” so said comedian and actress Amy Poehler. She’s right. I heard a great story this week that highlighted the value of collaboration. A radio station, I think in Australia (but don’t quote me), was …

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IT Project Management: Where did it all go right?

IT & Project Management

“Have you ever wondered why over half of IT Projects fail?” said the voice on the other end of the phone. The cold caller hadn’t ingratiated himself by calling me “Dave”. I’m David. It’s not that I mind “Dave”. It’s just not my name. Quite an assumption too, I mean, …

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Passive aggressive. Your new IT Talent Recruitment strategy?

IT & Project Recruitment

To attract passive talent you need to redefine ‘passive aggressive’ and turn it into a recruitment strategy. Imagine your ideal candidate. Smart, hard-working, dedicated, capable, innovative, creative … spend a few seconds populating your own list. Have you ever interviewed this ideal candidate, offered them the gig, only to find …

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5 Tips for effective on-boarding of IT project talent

IT Project Management

A fresh perspective, different experiences and a whole new set of skills to learn from. When a new Project Manager joins there is a tangible frisson of excitement at the new opportunities for your Project Management Office or team. There are also considerable challenges, especially around onboarding. More and more …

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Remote control: how to support a virtual IT project

IT Project Management

I remember reading a report called “The Challenges of Remotely Managing A Project”. It must be more than ten years ago now and it’s interesting thinking back to how I felt reading it. I and many others were already enjoying benefits in working collaboratively with colleagues who were not in …

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