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Value of Investment in Project Management Training

Leaders of PMOs, COEs and Learning and Development departments have historically been willing to buy hope. They believed that if they invest in developing the skills of their people (project managers, project team members and managers of project managers) then the individuals will benefit and the organisation will as well—they ...

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When should a project actually end?

The classic view of projects, and project management, is that a project ends when the deliveries are handed over. But project teams should have at least some level of responsibility when it comes to ensuring that not only have they delivered what was agreed on, but that the client is ...

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The PMO Business Case

Any business case should focus on and define the key problems that the solution should address. In this case it is the investment in a PMO. For any change to take place and be supported there has to be either a ‘pain’ that needs resolving or a benefit that wants ...

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Building a culture of collaboration

When two or more are gathered, good ideas turn to great ones. Smart companies are beginning to see that two heads really are better than one. In the past decade, businesses have entered the age of collaboration on a magnanimous scale. Information exchange has never been easier and while organisations ...

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Assess Me Please Part 2

In part 1 of this blog posting I covered the first two principles that will help employees understand why and how to participate actively in training assessments. The first two principles we covered were: – Align purpose with situation – it’s about what you do, not about what you think ...

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Assess Me Please Part 1

This posting is the penultimate posting in a series designed to help you get the most out of your training assessments. Employees have most likely been over assessed, and may have participated in a number of workplace assessments that did not result in much action or create the changes promised. ...

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Our Training Programme Is Working…I Think What Learning & Development Professionals Need to Know Part 1

Learning and development professionals are responsible for implementing training programmes that teach the relevant skills employees need to be successful in their jobs. However, even when training appears to be relevant, gaps in skills application may occur, which can lead to persistent performance problems. The problems may not be related ...

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