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Essential Project Management Skills

Essential Project Management Skills

Good project management is a blend of skills.  No one has the perfect blend.  The ideal combination will vary between projects and organisations.  But all project managers should have a key set of core skill areas.  Here we attempt to suggest the essential elements that will provide the best benefit. Leadership

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Project team

Building your project team

As a project manager whether you are new to managing projects or a season pro: a core early challenge you will face, is forming the project team. In many instances you may not get to pick the team, having the team presented to you as a done deal, though many of the

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BREXIT impact on projects

BREXIT and the Project Log Jam

As the transition period for BREXIT gets close so will the pressures on project teams increase. What will be the BREXIT effect on your Projects. With organisations delaying some key change on the basis of being more certain what transition will bring means that in Late 2018 and early 2019 there

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Projects and Project data driven PMO

Becoming a data driven PMO

PMOs that collate data across all projects in their portfolio have a wealth of information. This can help to form the foundation of a data driven PMO.  Identifying key additional data that allows meaningful analysis is key to progress.  Going on to use this pool to establish how well projects

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Assumption Management

Will your Assumptions bite you in the future

Making assumptions is a key part to being human. So, assumption management in a project should not be a major leap beyond what we already do. Ironically however, project management often assume that assumptions will take care of themselves.   But the process of turning assumptions into confirmed and measured facts

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Do you get the most from your RAID log

All projects should have some form of RAID Log. (Usually covering Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies).  The default tool seems to be a spreadsheet, usually Microsoft Excel.  Another common theme is that RAID logs are populated at the beginning of the project and the rate of maintenance drops as the

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5 Ways to Improve Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement becomes increasingly important in all areas of business life.  Projects need to work closely with people to succeed.  But how can you expect the project team to meet all the demands of their stakeholder engagement expectations.   Agreeing a common understanding of stakeholder engagement Each group, and sometimes

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SharePoint as a PMO tool

SharePoint when used correctly can be a useful and productive collaboration tool.  It can allow projects and programmes to manage and share data while controlling their own access and security.   A mistake many organisations make when moving to SharePoint is using it as simply a shared drive. SharePoint can of

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