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How To Improve Credibility as a Project Manager

When I’m mentoring project managers one of the key things I hear time and time again is that they want to be given more responsibility and have greater influence over the work. Project managers often struggle from not having budget and resource responsibility. If you don’t control these elements of the project, you don’t really have the option to take many decisions about how the work unfolds. You can’t do ...

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How Can You Become a True Customer-Driven Organisation with Agile?

When talking to my business clients I like to ask the question: “Why do you want to become a customer-centric organisation?” And the response I usually get is along the lines of: “What else would we do?” Despite it being the decent thing to do, as well as sounding good, there is another, more important reason to becoming customer-driven – it pays off. In other words, it is the profitable ...

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3 Ways to Resource Your Project for Strategic Success

We all know that people deliver projects, and having the right people on the team makes a huge difference as to whether the work is completed successfully or not. And yet, putting the thought into selecting the right team is sometimes an afterthought. You might be able to get away with that for smaller or straightforward projects, where ‘generic’ project managers and resources would be able to successfully deliver the ...

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How To Overcome The Four Most Common Roadblocks that Prevent You from Leading with Vision

The ability to identify, articulate and share a clear vision for the project is one of the key ingredients to project success. The reality however is that many projects aren’t strategically aligned. They are tactical and are lead by an execution-oriented project manager who may not feel that setting or communicating the vision is part of their responsibility. Let’s examine the most common roadblocks to leading with vision and how ...

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Poor Project Management Leads to Failed Business Strategies

In the latest Pulse of the Profession report from the Project Management Institute (PMI) the key theme is all about strategy. The focus is about where projects come from – the initial idea of a project being driven by the organisation’s strategies. To be more competitive in a certain market; increasing revenues; creating new products and services – whatever the strategy is, it needs project management to help an organisation ...

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Five Steps to Influence Your Project Forward

With business culture moving from “command and control” into more collaborative and cross-functional teams, project leaders now have to be able to manage team members without having any formal authority. More subtle approaches like influence and adaptability are now needed to move a project forward – but many of those leading projects are not equipped with the required skills to manage up, down, across, or diagonally within organisations. This often ...

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Strategy Execution at the PMO Conference

PMOs form a large part of an organisation’s ability to execute the stragies of the business through portfolios, programmes and projects. That’s why we’re delighted to be back at the PMO Conference in London next month talking to PMO managers and leaders as they attend the largest gathering of PMO professionals in Europe. The event takes place on the 13th June at St Paul’s in Central London and brings together ...

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How Do You Become Agile as an Individual?

And Change the World in Doing So? The “Why Are You Here?” Question Every time I deliver a course I like to ask the participants why they want to learn about Agile. I guess that’s a pretty common question for an Agile class. Except, in most cases, I tend to repeat two or even three times the “why” question. One of the most thrilling experiences of delivering a class is ...

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