Take The Time To Understand The Project Scope

understand project scope

When you start working on a new project, one of the most important things you need to do is actually understand what the main aim of the project is. This may sound completely obvious but even experienced project managers and teams sometimes just crack on and don’t take the time to understand the project scope.…

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What to do when a project has failed

failed project

A successful project will meet the objectives set out in the beginning. Any project that meets it’s original aims but is not delivered on time or on budget can still be considered successful if the cost and/or schedule are renegotiated and agreed with stakeholders in advance of delivery.   Project failure can include any scenario…

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Project Management Terminology – Terms And Phrases You Need To Know

project management terminology

As a project manager, you will come across many terms and phrases to describe critical aspects of project management and the process of managing small to large scale projects. Some are industry-specific while others address issues and activities within the project management cycle. We take a look at some of the most commonly used project…

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How to Decide on Your Leadership Style (and Stick to it!)

Leadership Style

A career path is project management will bring many demands and challenges and as a project manager, there is an expectation you will show thoughtful diligent leadership. No matter which industry you are working in, choosing and sticking with a leadership style will be key to success. Just how do you forge your own style…

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Making Quick Fire Decisions On Urgent Projects

quickfire decisions

When tasked with making decisions, it’s important to be able to think on your feet, but when the pressure is really on, do you have the skills to make double quick decisions about your projects? It happens, sometimes more often than we like, but there will be times when you need to make a decision…

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10 Tips For Project Management Meetings You Can Use Right Now

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A powerful tool in your arsenal, the ‘project management meeting’ is, however, fundamentally misunderstood. And neither is this gathering of the project team always used wisely and to its full potential. So just how can you get more from each and every project management meeting? The meeting room setting – standing room only isn’t always…

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4 leadership techniques to try on your next project

Leadership Techniques

Your leadership style isn’t set in stone – you can change it to achieve better results. Why not try one of these four techniques on your next project? It can sometimes be frustrating to manage a project team, after all most office environments aren’t really designed to stimulate creativity and produce flashes of inspiration. So…

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Project Management Burnout and How to Recover

There probably isn’t a project manager out there who hasn’t experienced some level of stress or burnout on their projects no matter how many project management qualifications they have. There are a huge number of things that could trigger this stress, for example an unreasonable client, a challenging team with a lack of clear organisational…

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How to Write a Project Plan

Benjamin Franklin is often attributed with the quote “Failing to plan is planning to fail” and in perhaps no other area of business is the quote more apt than in project management.   A poorly run project is doomed from the start, and without a project plan it is almost impossible to run your project…

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