Project Management Discussion

Project Management in 2018 – What Will it Look Like?

new projects

 Take a look at some of the key trends for project management in 2018 that are expected to make a big impact throughout the coming year.   As we enter a new year, we reflect on the year that has passed and look to the year that lies ahead. In every industry, there are new…

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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?

become a project manager

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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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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The Politically Astute Project Manager

In this post, we return to the topic of politics in projects. Politics has a bit of a dirty name. It’s associated with false promises, backstabbing, alliances and manipulating others. The worst weakness of Politics is its failure to deliver on its promises. Time and time again we see public politicians or business leaders failing to deliver the…

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More APMP Exam Answers

APMP Exam Answers

Q: Explain five difficulties a project manager may experience when working in a matrix organisation and give examples of how these can be overcome? Difficulties which a project manager may experience in a matrix organisation include: 1. A conflict of priorities with line management. Staff are naturally more likely to focus on work priorities as…

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APMP Exam Sample Answers

quality management process

One of the most common topics of discussion on our project management community is candidates wanting feedback about answers they have given to sample questions for the APMP exam. Some of our candidates achieve very high 90% pass rates and one of the factors they attribute to their success rate is being able to work…

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Describe The Five Major Components of a Project Management Plan

project management plan

The creation of the project management plan starts in the concept phase and is finalised at the end of the definition stage of the project lifecycle. Five major components of the project management plan are: Executive Summary  – describes the nature of the project deliverables created to satisfy the project requirements and organisation needs. Policy…

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