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Digital Transformation in a Project-Driven World – Webinar 10th October

Only 14% of executives said that their digital transformation efforts have sustained performance improvements 1. These digital transformation efforts, along with most other strategic initiatives, are being led by project leaders who are on the frontlines of execution and change. But are they ready to do this in the Digital Age? Do they understand the new rules of this digital revolution?   You are invited to join Duke CE Educator and ...

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Turning Good Project Management into Great Project Leadership

In today’s complex business environment, projects are how work gets done – and the only way in which organisations can move the business forward. For an organisation to achieve its goals, projects chosen for their strategic importance need to be executed successfully, and the key way to ensure this is with project workers who understand the strategic importance of their role and their projects. The rise in project-based work means ...

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The Commercial Project Manager

The client called the project manager to ask if the final performance test and approvals meeting could be moved to Friday, one day delay, ‘it would fit in really well because Sarah (Technical Manager) will be in the office’. No problem, agreed the Project Manager, looking forward to the final sign-off, invoice issue and associated $200,000 balance payment.[1] The PMBOK[2] contains the word ‘cash’ three times, only once referring to ...

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The Vision of Your Project

The ability to identify, articulate and share a clear vision for the project is one of the key ingredients to project success. When we run projects we must begin with the end in mind as Stephen Covey put it in his best-selling book; The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Beginning with the end in mind – in a project context – is about envisioning what we ultimately would like ...

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Benefit Realisation in Agile Projects

We talk a lot about benefits realisation in project management and probably even more about Agile. But what about the two put together? Many agilists would probably laugh because, for many of them, agile equals delivering benefits so something like “delivering benefits with Agile” might sound a bit obvious. But let’s look at some details. Agile is a lot about iterative and incremental product building, which in itself should deliver ...

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The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

The Project Revolution, the latest book from Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, makes and supports the claim that not only has the operating environment become one in which project working has become increasingly important but that the rate of this may be described as a ‘project revolution’. The emergence of projects as the economic engine of our times may have been silent, but it is incredibly disruptive and powerful. Mr Nieto-Rodriguez has been ...

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Asking the Right Questions to Solve Problems Better

“If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution” – Steve Jobs “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” – Albert Einstein   Quotes from two of the most influential people of the last hundred years – and advice we would all do well to take today when addressing business problems. It sometimes seems like problems are everywhere in 21st ...

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The Top Four Project Management Books for Project Leaders to Read this Summer

Every day we try to put our best foot forward so we can come closer to realising our career goals. We identify the tasks that need to be accomplished, schedule meetings, and set time in the day to prepare all the reports required. We may have forgotten an essential item on the agenda, our own self-development and specifically:   Are we pencilling in enough time for reading, and not just ...

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