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11 Leadership Qualities of a Great Project Manager

Leadership is an essential and critical skill that can determine the magnitude of an individual’s achievements within their career. To be a successful and productive project manager, however, the qualities of leadership that are required can be very different from other fields of work. The main focus of a project manager is to effectively oversee and lead the project, not the individuals completing Read more...
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Planning Your Project – How Collaborative?

When in the planning stages of your project, questions you will need to ask include: How collaborative can or should my project planning be? And How much should I involve my team in planning the project? At this stage, you have at least three approaches you can take: Bring the team together to plan the project in full Do all the planning yourself Bring the team in for parts of the Read more...
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Project Failures: London’s £1M Per-Month Millennium Dome

December 31st, 1999. There was an air of excitement as the world waited to cross over into the the year 2000 and the third millennium. People celebrated, whooped and frolicked in the party atmosphere. As the day wore on, the excitement grew. Bars begin to fill, restaurants were booked out and the streets became black with people. A landmark day. One  that will never be forgotten. But there's Read more...
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[Video] Top Templates for Project Portfolio Management on SharePoint 2013

Would you like to track and control all of your project portfolios on SharePoint? And attain the cross-project visibility you need to make real time decisions? Let me guess - YES! Project portfolio templates help project managers to deliver successful projects with collaborative and intuitive project management templates and automated reporting. With that, they also provide senior executives with Read more...
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Why Communication Is So Important for Project Success

I recently came across an article on the Harvard Business Review titled The Dirty Little Secret of Project Management. In the article, the authors describe an issue that they see in project management. Surprisingly to me, they find that many project managers don't care about project schedule... It's too hard to get it right anyway. There are too many "variables" beyond their control. The project Read more...
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The Ethics of Project Management, Social Responsibility and Authentic Leadership

The Importance of Ethics in Project Management Peter Drucker (2001) famously stated that "management is about doing things right; leadership is about doing the right things" and therefore the question needs to be asked from a Project Management perspective, “am I an ethical Project Manager?” According to the Centre for Ethical Leadership (2015), “ethical leadership is knowing your core values Read more...
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Project Management Tip: Create a Culture of Collaboration With SharePoint

We've all been there.  You're working on a project, you need to collaborate with another person also working on the project. You send each other a flurry of emails telling each other when work is updated. You exchange documents on a regular basis. You're in touch almost every day just to see what the other person has been up to. This process of collaboration could be so much easier with the implementation Read more...