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The Role Of Quality Assurance In Project Management

Even outside of the work environment, we are all brought up knowing the importance that quality play in our lives– from ordinary products and gadgets that we use, the house we live in, quality is something that we all look for in everything we need. The same is true for projects that we work on– […]

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What Is A Project Critical Path And Why Is It Critical?

If you think of your project as a journey, with the completed project deliverables as the end-destination, you will realize that you will need to follow a certain route with specific landmarks to get there. That’s your project critical path. Simple, isn’t it? The PMBOK Definition One of the textbook definitions of the project critical […]

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Can the Project Manager ever say no to the customer

As we put in our article – 5 ways in which a client can ruin a project – customers can be a disruptive influence in the successful execution of a project – in particular where elements such as requirements, schedules, funding etc are not robust. We all know that projects can be an iterative process […]

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Ten ways to succeed as a world class project manager – part four

In part three of our article on what makes a great Project manager we continued on with a close look at the soft skills required to excel at project management – here we’ll complete our top 10 skills that PM’s need to master. 7/ Be political Senior stakeholder management requires a key understanding of two […]

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Ten ways to succeed as a world class project manager – part two

In the first part of our article on what makes a great Project Manager we identified a series of soft skills that can help PM’s excel – here we go into them in a little more detail about what’s required… 1/ Be Laser focussed on Business Objectives The most important thing when managing projects is […]

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Project setbacks – They don’t have to stop your project

As every project manager knows problems happen. Whilst in the early days of your project when your schedule and activity plans are freshly minted everything feels like it will go to plan – you have the whole project before you – it’s an exciting time. Once your into the throws of managing the project, however, […]

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Managing resistance to change in projects

Its doubtfull that all projects will experience 100% support during their lifetime with most meeting some difficulties along the way. Of these, one of the most challenging to overcome can be resistance against the project itself – often termed “resistance to change”. When people perceive change as a threat, they will endeavour to resist that […]

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14 reasons why Projects succeed

An unflattering number of projects fail. Despite all the methodologies and training available things go wrong with the result that projects fail to deliver their benefits or deliver something that is poor quality. Even worse are the organizations that don’t understand whether they have succeeded of failed as their understanding of what constituted a success […]

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