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Overcoming Resistance to Change with Change Management

Change management is one of the most challenging components of a project’s success, but having acceptance for the changes a project brings will help realise the benefits of the project. Anything that will increase acceptance and engagement of a project is essential, which is achieved by involving and aligning teams early on in a project. Otherwise known as leading change from the middle, this approach is achieved when project, programme ...

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Why Coaching and Mentoring Improves Performance

When businesses need to improve all-round performance, it is common for them to turn to high-quality business skills training programmes. Aside from enhancing some of the specific skills that are required to perform project tasks and improve day-to-day operations, these training programmes can also help to build coaching and mentoring skills. This development of coaching and mentoring skills among experienced, senior employees can be invaluable, allowing them to impart wisdom ...

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Project Communications – Up, Down and Sideways

In the article Six Tips To Deal With Resistance to Change we mentioned how in order to drive change effectively, project leaders must communicate up, down and sideways and increase support through relationships within their network, in order to help ease the transition process and ultimately, move the business forward. This week we will look at communication in more depth – in the context of how important it is in ...

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Critical Project Management Skillsets for the Future

In 2019, Strategy Execution conducted a global survey among project execution professionals across the world to better understand the skill and capability gaps preventing organisations from executing successfully on their most critical strategic priorities. In addition, we also worked with our partners at Duke Corporate Education to analyse the state of project management and the project-based economy. This report also highlights the growing trend of Project-Based Organisations (PBO) which organise ...

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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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Effective Communications in Projects

Better communication across all levels allows project leaders to drive productive conversations across different departments and across all roles. Being an effective communicator has always been one of the most important responsibilities of a project manager. Providing regular and truthful updates about project progress, speaking to stakeholders in person about risks and issues, being fully present, listening during conversations and adapting the style to suit recipients are all rooted in communication. ...

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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 Business Analyst

The most successful organisations can identify opportunities for self-improvement and conceive of changes that can make them more efficient, more successful and better equipped to achieve their goals. But, all too often, these new ideas get discussed, everyone resoundingly agrees they’re a good idea and then, somehow, the changes fail to work. However, it usually isn’t the actual idea that flops; it’s the implementation and adoption process. What most companies ...

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