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New Broom, Sweeps Lean! Four ROI, Efficiency and...

It IS tempting to make a grand, headline grabbing move to justify your organisation’s faith in you, investing in a new portfolio software application or churning your talent, for instance. When new to a role (in many business environments, not just IT Project Management), new managers tend to lean into making sweeping changes, it’s human nature. Often though, hindsight shows that making small tweaks could have been more productive. Rather than shake things up, it can be quicker, and less stressful to shape things up! If you’re new to a role, instead of slashing or splashing budget and drastically altering project team structure, how about looking at the small step changes you can make that can quickly unlock ROI. Less broom, more polish!

How many hours overtime do you work?

Unpaid overtime increased sharply in 2023, according to a study commissioned by Rebel's Guide to Project Management. As the momentum from the Great Resignation starts to wane, employees are finding that their bargaining power isn't what it used to be. About a year ago, job opportunities and rising wages were abundant, but now, those trends are reversing, with fewer openings and slower wage growth.  A recent comprehensive study of US working trends by Rebel’s Guide to Project Management unveils that the amount of unpaid overtime labor that workers are contributing saw a large uptick in 2023. They surveyed 3,000 employees, and the data reveals a collective surge of 46 billion unpaid overtime hours in 2023 (in the...

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How Knowing Your PM’s Favourite Rom-Com and BA’s Dog’s Name Could Help Optimise IT Project Success!

Isn’t it beautiful when an IT Project team execute and implement with total cohesion from top to bottom? When colleagues become team-mates, and when...

Managing Multiple Projects Shortlisted for Business Book Awards 2023

The highly anticipated shortlist for The Business Book Awards in partnership with Pathway Group 2023 has been announced for top business books published in...

Improving your business – expert tips

With every New Year that comes about, it gives us all the opportunity to reflect on the year that has gone and look forward...

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Project Management: How To Improve Your Leadership Skills

Every organization understands the importance of having a good project manager to supervise the achievement of organizational goals and objectives. If an organization achieves its aims through the process of project management, it can see marked changes in employee...

Mastering Success: 5 Key Leadership Skills Required by Small Business Owners

Introduction Small business owners are the lifeblood of the global economy. Their enterprises create jobs, stimulate innovation, and foster community growth. As such, the role of a small business owner is one of immense responsibility and requires a diverse skill...

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New Broom, Sweeps Lean! Four ROI, Efficiency and Productivity Hacks for The New IT Project Decision Maker

It IS tempting to make a grand, headline grabbing move to justify your organisation’s faith in you, investing in a new portfolio software application or churning your talent, for instance. When new to a role (in many business environments, not just IT Project Management), new managers tend to lean into making sweeping changes, it’s human nature. Often though, hindsight shows that making small tweaks could have been more productive. Rather than shake things up, it can be quicker, and less stressful to shape things up! If you’re new to a role, instead of slashing or splashing budget and drastically altering project team structure, how about looking at the small step changes you can make that can quickly unlock ROI. Less broom, more polish!

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Self-Study APM PMQ Tips

Whilst self-study is a necessary step for anyone studying for the APM PMQ, or indeed most other project management qualifications, it can be difficult to know where to start. We have put together some helpful tips to help you...

5 Tips for Your First Project Management Qualification

Project management qualifications are a great way of demonstrating knowledge and understanding of project management principles. A qualification gives you formal recognition of your professional knowledge as well as a better understanding of relevant approaches to project management. Undertaking...

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Self-Study APM PMQ Tips

Whilst self-study is a necessary step for anyone studying for the APM PMQ, or indeed most other project management qualifications, it can be difficult...

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How to use RAG Status Reporting For your Project?

Many projects and programmes use RAG status reporting but what are the advantages and disadvantages of using Red, Amber, Green reporting. Can we trust project and programme managers to be honest when using RAG reporting for their projects? What...

Using Covey’s Matrix to tame your Time Management Woes

Good time management is something that often sounds easy in theory but in practice can often prove elusive. For managers, the difficulty comes from having to juggle your day to day workload with managing a team of people and...

Valuing Project Procedures

I am frequently asked to quantify the value of improving an organisation’s stakeholder management capabilities or how to establish the ROI for a new PMO. Whilst these questions are sensible they are nearly impossible to answer. Certainly there are strong...

20 Questions All Project Managers Should Ask

One of the many skills required of a project manager is the ability to ask searching questions and persevere until a clear answer is obtained. Many of the pitfalls in projects could be avoided if questions were articulated fully...

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How To Best Manage Resources In A Project

The general features of a project management software include scheduling, costing, budgeting, controlling, management and communication. However an important function of any project management solution is resource management. This covers all types of resources including human, equipment, materials and...

Project Management Tips for Fast-Growing Startups

One of the most exciting times for a startup project manager is seeing their company lift off the ground and grow fast. However, the new rapid pace of development can quickly overwhelm your entire company and disrupt your growth if...

Do You Know How To Choose The Right Project Management Tool?

Managing projects of any type can be overwhelming for project managers. Just take a look at the number of things that a project manager has to supervise and keep track of, and you’ll likely nod in approval. Considering the fact...

Why We Need Cross-Generational Tools

Find out why the project management tools you use have to work for everyone - regardless of generation, experience or background. And find out how you can make that happen!

Bubble Ltd, grows technology development capability

Richard Carter joins Bubble® as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Cambridge, United Kingdom: 12th September 2019   Bubble®, a leading provider of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management Software, today announced that Richard Carter has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his role...

5 Reasons Project Managers Need To Know Excel

<img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-6073" src="https://www.projectaccelerator.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Excel-for-project-managers-300x133.jpg" alt="Excel for project managers" width="300" height="133" /> I’m not going to give some long-winded introduction on Excel, we are all professionals, we all open up Excel files and we get its importance in an organisation....

7 Project Management Tools that are making Life Simpler for Project Managers

Today, project management tools available on a cloud model or web-only model come in various types. Some can be all encompassing “does it all” solutions while others are much simpler. Certain project management tools have specific defining methodology behind how...

Bubble Ltd, achieves global ISO 27001 certification for its information security management system.

  Cambridge, United Kingdom: 9th January 2018   Bubble, a leading provider of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management Software, today announced that it has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 security certification (ISO 27001), one of the most widely recognized and internationally accepted information security...

Software review: PrimaveraReader

Is PrimaveraReader the solution to needing a Primavera licence for everyone on your team – even people who only need to look at the schedule without making changes? We review whether this tool can cut costs and improve productivity for your project team.

How to Survive in a Multi-Project Environment Using MS Project

What is the best project planning software for managing large numbers of projects simultaneously? This question concerns C-level managers, project managers, and executive decision-makers who attempt to find the perfect PM solution for navigating their projects. Microsoft Project is the...

Boost your project management career

Project managment training from starter to Chartered Project Professional with Parallel Project Training

How many hours overtime do you work?

Unpaid overtime increased sharply in 2023, according to a study commissioned by Rebel's Guide to Project Management. As the momentum from the Great Resignation starts to wane, employees are finding that their bargaining power isn't what it used to...

Skills analysis: Identify your skills and find and fill knowledge gaps

Introduction Starting a project management role can involve a change in career. You might have started out in a more technical or specialised role and progressed up the chain or moved into project management after gaining skills in another industry....