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Do you have what it takes to become a project manager?

Are you considering project management as a career? There are many project management training courses available to help you kick-start your career in this area and more recently there are now opportunities to begin your career via a higher apprenticeship in project management. However, you may be wondering if you have what it takes to…

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Cyber Security Threats on Projects

Cyber Security: Yet Another Task for Project Managers?

Anyone who has worked as a project manager knows that the array of tasks that fall to the project manager is seemingly endless. Risk management, time management, people management, budgeting, motivational and diplomacy skills are just some of what a project manager needs to tackle in order to successfully manage a project. But, increasingly there…

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The Politically Astute Project Manager

In this post, we return to the topic of politics in projects. Politics has a bit of a dirty name. It’s associated with false promises, backstabbing, alliances and manipulating others. The worst weakness of Politics is its failure to deliver on its promises. Time and time again we see public politicians or business leaders failing to deliver the…

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APMP Exam Answers

More APMP Exam Answers

Q: Explain five difficulties a project manager may experience when working in a matrix organisation and give examples of how these can be overcome? Difficulties which a project manager may experience in a matrix organisation include: 1. A conflict of priorities with line management. Staff are naturally more likely to focus on work priorities as…

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APMP Exam Sample Answers

One of the most common topics of discussion on our project management community is candidates wanting feedback about answers they have given to sample questions for the APMP exam. Some of our candidates achieve very high 90% pass rates and one of the factors they attribute to their success rate is being able to work…

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