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If 8 out of 10 job ads ARE badly written. How to be one of the other two

It caught my eye. I cannot find robust research that backs it up, but I have to agree, that when you look through the...

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

"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...

IT Project Management: Where did it all go right?

"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...

Passive aggressive. Your new IT Talent Recruitment strategy?

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,...

How mergers and acquisitions can cement IT as a strategic business partner

In 2016, there were 227 successful inward M&A transactions (overseas firm buys UK one) worth £187.4 billion - the highest annual number since 2011...

5 Tips for effective on-boarding of IT project talent

A fresh perspective, different experiences and a whole new set of skills to learn from. When a new Project Manager joins there is a...

Horses for courses – Why your consultant should match your project and your culture

I just spent some time with an exasperated CIO. Frustrated by IT Projects that were failing time after time - completing late and over...

Remote control: how to support a virtual IT project

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...

Tell IT Project Stakeholders what they need to hear… Not what they want to hear

Three IT Projects have recently been almost scuppered by the same thing. A crippling, debilitating disease that lies dormant for months before inevitably and...

The Perfect IT Project Planning Tool For You!

I'd only just arrived on a client visit this week and already this was my kind of conversation. "But Scoro has a real-time dashboard for...

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Why All Knowledge Workers Are Part-Time Project Managers

Knowledge workers lie at the heart of many businesses. They have high degrees of experience, expertise, as well as education. Their jobs...

Project Accelerator Website Has a Makeover

I have been running this project management news website for over 10 years now, the domain was registered in 2008. Today we...

Project Management Strategies Every Tech Leader Can Use

As a tech leader, you're responsible for leading a development team. Thus you're in control of all the technology deliverables that contribute...

Parallel LIVE! Part 2. APM Project Roles in the 7th Edition of the APM BoK

This week Parallel's Matt Bolton and Jan Underdown discussed the roles in the 7th edition of the Body of Knowlege from the...

Parallel LIVE Again

So this week, we did our second live stream. This time John Bolton and I discussed linear, iterative and hybrid lifecycles. It's...
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