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Building Adaptive Leaders Who Can Get Critical Work Done

Today’s business environment is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA), means that organisations must consistently balance the need to achieve strategic goals and respond to changes in their markets in order to drive business success. This demands specific capabilities and an intentional approach, starting with selecting and executing critical projects. Leaders driving these projects have become an organisation’s most valuable asset, but the techniques and skills are evolving as ...

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5 ‘Musts’ of Stakeholder Engagement

There are new versions of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) – Fifth Edition (which will be the Sixth Edition) and PRINCE2® due out soon and I’m keen to see what, if anything, they have updated regarding how best to work with stakeholders on projects. When I sat down to think about what I would write into the new guidance, it was hard to specify ...

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15 Easy Ways For Project Managers To Develop Professionally

When budgets are tight you don’t want to have to spend a lot to get some professional development time in. Here are some suggestions of ways to build your professional capability easily. Some involve an investment, but many don’t so you’ll be sure to find something in the list you can implement tomorrow to start gaining new skills. 1. Journalling Journalling works. Take some time each day or each week ...

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How to Drive your Project Organisation’s Professional Development Plan

Businesses wanting to move forward in order to keep up with market forces need to successfully deliver projects put in place for their strategic value. The increased importance this places on the value of projects, project managers and project leaders means there has never been a greater need for talent development and performance improvement. Successful execution of strategic projects is dependent on the right skills and competencies within the project ...

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How to Achieve Transformational Change

When a dramatic shift in consumer behaviour or a new competitor enters the market, transformational change becomes a matter of survival if a business is going to be able to keep up with competition and move forward. Successful change management requires the overseeing of many complex and moving parts, as well as dealing with conflict and personality management in order to achieve the following: To enter a new market To ...

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Seven Signs You Are a Great Communicator in Project Management

Being an effective communicator is one of the most important responsibilities of a project manager.  But what does it mean to be an effective communicator and how can you tell if you are one of them? Let’s look at seven telltale signs.   1. Provide regular and truthful updates about project progress In a project management context, a good communicator is someone who keeps their clients and stakeholders updated and ...

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The Impact of PMO Communications on Delivering Strategic Objectives

As well as managing a portfolio of different projects and programmes and ensuring their successful outcome, a PMO needs to also ensure their alignment to the organisation’s strategic goals. In order to increase the chances of successful strategic execution, it is essential that the PMO leader can communicate up as well as down – or to be more precise, tactical progress up to the executive leadership and strategic goals down ...

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