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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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How do I become a Project Manager?

become a project manager

Because the terms “project” and “project manager” are open to so many different interpretations, employers are naturally wary of candidates who confidently call themselves project managers, while being unable to produce any evidence that they are indeed project professionals. This is why most project organisations, businesses and public sector programmes, …

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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 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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