Six Project Opportunities for Project Managers

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

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

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

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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Six Reasons Why Organisations Find it Difficult to Hire Project Managers

36% of respondents claimed that small projects were difficult to staff, 67% of respondents claimed difficulties for staffing medium-size projects and 88% of respondents claimed staffing difficulties for large-scale projects. These are the latest figures from ESI’s Project Management Talent Survey 2014 Report which was launched last week at PMI’s ...

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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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PMO Research – What is it Really Telling Us?

Working within the project management field today and you can’t fail to see mention of a PMO. It is an entity that has successfully divided opinion across the profession. Those supporters who believe an organisation cannot execute projects without one and those that call for their disbandment based on ruinous ...

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The Recipe For Project Success

There was a segment on a radio programme recently about cheese on toast. The commentators – all professional chefs – each had their own recipe but the general consensus was that cheese on toast is not restaurant food. It’s the kind of food that you make at home and everyone ...

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How to create a project budget

Creating a project budget revolves around being able to identify all the items that are going to cost money so you can build a complete picture of what you need to spend. I have left items out of several project budgets and I can tell you that it’s pretty embarrassing ...

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