Posts by Michelle

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Better Leaders

better leaders

  The business world is a competitive one today. Owners are faced with crowded marketplaces, with numerous companies battling for their target consumer base’s attention. How can you make sure your business is the one that stands out from the crowd? Of course, there are many possible approaches. However, ensuring your business has better leaders…

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Project management tips for complex projects

Professional Project Management Tips

Project management can be difficult at the best of times, but when you are faced with a complex project, the most challenging part is often knowing where to start. From dispersed team members and aggressive deadlines to cross product integrations, there are many different types of complex projects. Below, we reveal some top tips for…

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The Science and Art of Managing Project Expectations

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  There are plenty of difficult tasks to be accomplished in the average project but one that perhaps doesn’t get enough attention is managing project expectations. Many a problem on a project could have been avoided if the project manager had better managed the expectations of stakeholders and end users from the outset.   Mistakes…

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Why do so many projects still fail?

project management mistakes

Project management has been refined and improved immeasurably in the past 2 decades: methodologies and best practices are better defined and documented than ever and it has been shown that organisations which invest in training staff in a recognised methodology deliver more successful projects, more consistently. So it’s not surprising that many organisations continue to…

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How to give project feedback to your team

project feedback

As a project manager, it is your responsibility to monitor the performance of your team to ensure that everyone is on track, and so play an active role in helping the team to achieve their overall goals. To do this, it is important to give project feedback. However, the way in which you give feedback…

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Do you have what it takes to become a project manager?

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Are you considering project management as a career? There are many project management training courses available to help you kick-start your career in this area and more recently there are now opportunities to begin your career via a higher apprenticeship in project management. However, you may be wondering if you have what it takes to…

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How To Become More Effective With Time Management Techniques

time management

It seems every professional is busier than ever – much of it due to staff cuts and organisations expecting more from their employees. But it is possible to manage your time more effectively so you can be more productive even when you think you have less time and more to do! So here are my…

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Updates to the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) Standard

Project management mindset

APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) is an internationally recognised standard across all industries that recognises the ability to manage complex projects, programmes or portfolios, competent leadership and a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD). Anyone with the required level of experience in a project environment can achieve this standard by submitting a written portfolio of…

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Cyber Security: Yet Another Task for Project Managers?

Cyber Security Threats on Projects

Anyone who has worked as a project manager knows that the array of tasks that fall to the project manager is seemingly endless. Risk management, time management, people management, budgeting, motivational and diplomacy skills are just some of what a project manager needs to tackle in order to successfully manage a project. But, increasingly there…

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