Posts Tagged ‘Project Management’

Advancing Your Career in a New Profession

Almost all businesses and organisations are now project-centric and either have an in-house project management capability or use external project management consultants. Projects are a major part of all business environments as organisations strive to improve their products in the high-tech landscape and streamline processes for better cost-efficiency. And where projects tend to be complex,…

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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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Performing a SWOT Analysis to Improve Teamwork

SWOT Analysis is a technique used frequently in project management to assist with decision-making. It is useful for project planning and risk management of complex projects and, as a consequence, it can also help to improve teamwork within a project team. The acronym SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. These terms indicate that…

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Managing Expectations As A Project Manager

  Managing expectations is an important part of a project manager’s job role. Here we look at some simple ways to manage expectations in any project.   No matter how much project management training you have had, you will always come up against problems that need addressing in creative ways throughout your career – it’s…

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Salary Trends: Are You Just an Average Project Manager?

We all like to think of ourselves as successful project managers or maybe you are aspiring to be a successful project manager but the recent 2015 inaugural APM Salary and Market Trends Survey starts with an insight into what the average project manager is. Somehow that term “average project manager” doesn’t smack of success –…

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Project Management and the ‘Fundamental Attribution Error’

Q: What stands between a Project Manager and established project objectives? A: People.   It stands to reason, then: findings in the disciplines of Psychology and Social Psychology are as relevant to Project Management as any endeavour necessitating the management, leadership, and coordination, of objective-focussed teams and individuals.   Arguably, one of the most significant…

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Moving into Project Management as a Career

If you’ve considered the possibility of becoming a project manager within your current organisation but have not found any opportunities available, you may now be looking at other avenues that will lead you to your chosen career. But first ask yourself why there are no opportunities with your current employer: Is it the wrong type…

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