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The Project Management Talent Survey 2014 Report

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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How to make project managers more productive

A recent Labour Market Outlook report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has highlighted that organisations will not necessarily increase their recruitment activity in the medium term, despite the recent increased confidence in the economy. Instead, organisations will be looking to make “more intensive use of their existing staff” ...

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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 benefits of blended learning

The concept of blended learning – a training programme that delivers a mix of classroom and online modules, has existed since technological advances paved the way for less dependence on traditional teaching methods. But economic factors have played a more significant part in changing the way professionals are now trained – particularly ...

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ROI Training

If you cannot prove a return on your training programme – real learning that is adopted and applied – then you run the risk of having it cut back or even losing it. You may think that measuring ROI is hard. However, if you follow these fast, hard rules, you ...

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The PMO Acid Test

Are you being successful in promoting your PMO and leading your PMO? Try this 5 question ‘acid’ tests and see how you score? Who ‘Call up your CEO and then count the number of seconds before he recognizes your name…’ If you are really connected to the business, at the ...

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PMO Leader Of The Year Award

As Chris Walters writes in the foreword to my new book ‘Leading Successful PMOs’ (Gower) – ‘The role of the PMO leader is one for a particular breed of individual. Be clear: this is a very senior position in any organisation that takes project delivery seriously – the days of co-ordinating ...

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