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Why your people could benefit from professional certificates

Employees may want to pursue a certificate for a number of reasons, including curiosity, career development, a desire to bolster their credibility, as well as increased responsibilities and pay. From an organisational perspective, there are a few factors to consider when supporting them in this. First, which professional certificates are regarded as effective within your industry and why? What resources exist to make talent development a priority? And ultimately— in ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Professional Certificate

Deciding to get a professional certificate can involve several factors such as, your industry, your interests, your network, and how you would ultimately like to grow in each of these areas. Although certificates demand additional time, energy, and investment, they are likely to pay off by translating to better, more consistent projects, as well as greater visibility and rewards for your work.

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I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

The project management profession is in a state of dramatic change. The percentage of projects using agile or hybrid practices exceeds the number of traditional projects, according to the Project Management Institute. Agile is moving beyond technology and is now widely used in financial services, government, and professional services companies. Agile is a dominant practice for companies going through digital transformations and accelerating customer experience through UX (user experience) design. ...

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How to Improve Your Career in 2020

As we enter 2020 and the beginning of a new decade, many people will naturally find themselves focusing on ways they can improve their lives. Of course, your career is one of the most important areas for self-improvement, whether you want to start a new career, move up the ladder with your current employer, or simply become better at your job. From taking an online project management course to making ...

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Top Skills Employers Are Looking For in 2020 and How to Get Them

As we move into 2020 and the start of a new decade, it is important to take the time to consider how your industry and workplace may have changed in recent years, and how they will continue to evolve in the future. Crucially, you also need to gain an understanding of what businesses actually need from their employees in this modern age. From participating in project manager training, through to ...

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Soar Higher in 2020 – Learn and Develop New Skills

A major part of effective project leadership involves understanding the importance of continuing to learn and develop new skills. In particular, the constantly shifting world of work requires more adaptive leadership skills, so that projects can be successfully managed, even in the most unpredictable environments. Research published in the Adaptive Leadership Skills: What’s Needed Today e-book from Strategy Execution highlights several recent shifts in the way work is done, which ...

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Reflection and Excitement

A message from Christoffer Ellehuus – Head of Strategy Execution. As I’m sure many of you have done these past weeks, I too have been reflecting on the 2019 year with excitement about what’s ahead for 2020. Mostly, I look back with excitement about our innovations this year to elevate the impact of our learning solutions for individuals, teams, and entire organizations. And I’m equally excited about 2020 and the impact we will have as we join forces with Korn Ferry.

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Adopting Agile in Your Organisation

As the Agile Project Management approach becomes more mainstream, organisations considering its implementation are deluged with questions. Is agile project management right for us? Does our current structure support this change? How will we measure progress? Though replacing traditional project management methods may seem like a leap, taking an agile approach can actually increase productivity, improve accountability and speed up delivery across all team members. But simply designating an Agile ...

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