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Easter break

April 17, 2014

For those of you celebrating, enjoy the long Easter weekend. We’ll be back after the break next week!

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5 Strategies for Building New Productivity Habits in Your Project Team

April 16, 2014

This is a guest post by Andrew Filev is the founder and CEO of Wrike. Various studies show that we spend about 45% of our time every day on habitual actions. People all have different work styles, but, as my experience shows, an important soft skill for a project manager is to help his employees […]

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5 ways to boost your team’s creativity

April 14, 2014

This is a guest article from Alina Vrabie from Sandglaz. Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation. It’s what takes your work from average to outstanding. And we have creativity to thank for great products, services and ideas. Sometimes, your team is facing a creative block and they clearly need a creativity boost. At other times, […]

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3 Things that make a project team virtual

April 9, 2014

“Virtuality…is a critique on how work gets done,” writes Thomas P. Wise in his book, Trust in Virtual Teams. Before I read the book I thought that virtual teams were those that were split over several locations. If the team was physically located together, then they weren’t virtual. However, Wise sees it differently. He has […]

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Giveaway: The Presentation Book

April 7, 2014

Need a hand improving your presentation skills? Emma Ledden’s The Presentation Book could help. I have a copy to give away, thanks to the nice people at Pearson. Simply get in touch with the phrase ‘I’m booking a presentation’ and I’ll enter you into the draw. Normal giveaway rules apply. The closing date is Wednesday […]

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Book review: Leadership 2030

April 2, 2014

“Change is in the air,” according to Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell in their book Leadership 2030: The Six Megatrends You Need to Understand to Lead Your Company into the Future. “We question the status quo because the business world will soon be very different.” It’s a book that aims to set out what leaders […]

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Managing Auditability (and other non-functional, non-technical requirements)

March 31, 2014

This is a guest post by Dave Gordon. One of the most common causes for IT projects to slip into “troubled” status is missed requirements. In many cases, this is because the subject matter experts don’t think of all at the functional requirements at the beginning of the design stage. In other cases, technical requirements […]

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The Parent Project: Month 13 and 2

March 28, 2014
This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series The Parent Project

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series The Parent ProjectI thought I had to be organised with one baby, now I have two it is completely different. There’s a lot to think about, from planning toddler meals and feeding the rest of the family to a near-military operation just to leave the […]

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12 ways to create positive energy on projects

March 26, 2014

This is a guest post by Anna Erdmanska, PMP. Do you love managing projects? I assume yes – if you are reading this blog. Still, projects are about people and the fact that you are enjoying your job as a project manager does not mean that everyone in your project team feels the same. A […]

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New to project management? 5 things you need to know

March 24, 2014

It would be nice to think that every company has a formal mentoring scheme, and that you can tap into the experience of other project managers through this. However, that isn’t always the case. As a result, new project managers and people managing projects for the first time often find themselves making mistakes. That’s normal […]

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