What is VUCA?

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No it’s not Spock. The world is a dynamic place. We are constantly being challenged with change. Increasingly, how to respond to those challenges is being explained by people with smart insights. One thing is for sure; you cannot choose not to change when the world around you changes. Response to change is mandatory. The …

What is a Project Scorecard?

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Project scorecards are one of the most crucial visuals of a project for senior executives and in this guest post from Execview – part of the Arras People PPM software directory – they give an overview about what the project scorecard is and what it includes. Here’s Cindy Coan: Communication is vital component of the …

Moving from PA to Project Administrator

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Becoming a Project Administrator if you are currently working as a PA (Personal Assistant) is not as big a leap as you might think. Essentially a project administrator is someone who is highly organised, knows their way around a PC, works well with managers and teams and ultimately gets any administrative stuff done on a …

The PMO and Sponsors

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I’ve just read a great article on Linkedin about sponsors by Terry Doerscher (he’s the author of the fab Taming Change book). There’s going to be a series of posts – all about how there needs to be more focus on project sponsors and how they do their job. Later this week we’re also tackling …

10 Ways to Write About Your Project Management Career History in Your CV

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So you’ve written your amazing introductory profile and got your key achievements just right. Now it’s time to focus on the real weighty part of the CV – your career history. So what’s the best way to tackle this? Here are ten different ways to think about writing a great career history that really gives …

Finding Project Management Freelance Work

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Hi there. I wonder if we could talk about modes of finding freelance projects as I have previously only worked through employment agencies and find that they do not really negotiate the best rate for me. I work mainly on residential refurbishments and commercial fit outs and would like to stick to these areas as …

Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

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In an increasingly competitive business environment, more organizations are turning to project portfolio management (PPM) to meet strategic goals and objectives. Providing organizations with a system to implement the right projects at the right time, effective PPM improves decision-making, optimizes resource management, and delivers better business value. Maintaining a healthy portfolio requires organizations to align …

How to Handle an Under-Performing Project Team Member

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Often when asked to manage a project you can be given an eclectic mix of personalities and be expected to mould them into an effective team. Equally common is that as a project manager, you don’t usually have total management control over your team members.You share responsibility with the team member’s functional manager. So how …