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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...

Kissing lots of frogs is no way to find your PrinceII – why specialist IT recruitment has the edge

In many respects, the way a specialist IT recruitment firm will go about the business of securing the right talent will not differ greatly...

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, ever fear failure. Seven...

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...

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...

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………....

Stakeholders – from confrontation to engagement

Project stakeholders can be helpful, obstructionist and almost anything in between - but for most stakeholders, how you deal with this is largely up...

Stakeholders expect good governance

Stakeholders are becoming increasingly vocal in their demands for ‘good governance’.  The rise of stakeholder activism (remembering shareholders are stakeholders) is increasingly affecting the...

Who values value?

Projects and programs are undertaken to enable an organisation to achieve part of its strategy, usually by creating new or better ways of working. ...

Everyone is talking about change

In my post Creating Value from Change I looked at the difference between project change control and organisational change management: Project change control is described...

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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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