5 Tips for Managing Without Authority

Managing project teams

How to get people to commit without having to chase One of the biggest challenges that project managers face is managing people without authority. Whenever I start a training session or a workshop I ask people what their biggest challenges and roadblocks are. One of challenges that almost always comes ...

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Does YOUR Organisation Need a PMO?

PMO training

As readers will be very much aware there is an increasing interest in the establishment of a “Project Management Office”.  This is happening in organisations operating in diverse fields from IT to Construction to Pharmaceuticals to Financial Services.  In this article we take a look at the “real world” situation. ...

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Six Project Opportunities for Project Managers

Project Opportunities

When asked how typical risk management exercises are conducted, most project managers reply that this involves conversations and documentation around risk events and their respective probabilities and impacts. While this is a necessary and beneficial exercise, this standard approach and mind-set does not account for taking time to recognise and ...

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How to Retain Project Managers

Talent Management PM Retention

In ESI’s latest Talent Survey (released last month and available to download here) it was highlighted how difficult it was to hire the right project management staff for current and future projects. 88% of respondents indicated that the more complex a project is, the harder it is to find the ...

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Digital Project Management on the Rise

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The world of project management is huge—there are PM practitioners in fields ranging from IT to construction, and more. Whilst our projects vary in size, scope, location, and subject matter, there are threads of the PM profession that keep us connected. Case in point: any good PM is laser-focused on ...

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Seven Steps to Becoming a Risk Superhero

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Risk management can be a deep, cavernous and potentially career-limiting endeavour if not properly planned. Unfortunately, project managers often approach risk in a purely one-dimensional fashion, without considering many essential components such as the company risk climate, the project’s strategic fit, key player and stakeholder involvement and buy-in. Ensuring risk ...

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The Project Management Talent Survey 2014 Report

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ESI launch their new project management talent report to coincide with PMI’s Synergy event in Central London today. The inaugural UK project management talent survey conducted by ESI International aimed to uncover career trends specific to the profession. While the survey had over 1,270 respondents from the project management profession ...

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