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Organizing Effective Project Meetings


Introduction Throughout our careers, we will face hundreds maybe thousands of meetings. Many approaches have been developed to ensure meaningful meetings but the objective remains the same – to have an effective and successful meeting deliberating, reaching agreement, assigning tasks or formulating plans. Nevertheless, many meetings can be just a …

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Is the Future Looking Up for Project Management?

Like many other aspects of business, project management has changed enormously over the years. In recent times, the global economic downturn has had an impact on this area, affecting how businesses conduct their projects, manage and resource the people involved within the projects as well the strategies used to ensure …

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Defining Productivity through the Prism of Project Management

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Embedding a project management policy in an organization is the first of many steps that will help you leverage the immense potential of project management for your business. The choice of the right methodology, project manager and project management software, and impressing upon employees the need to scrutinize, align, evaluate …

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Using a Document Management System (DMS) To Manage Project Documentation

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It isn’t surprising that with the continuous improvement and development of technology, businesses are also transitioning from traditional, paper-based documentation and manual management to electronic systems. This shift is not just about doing what’s currently in and new. Electronic document management systems or DMS can do so much to improve …

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Project Planning at its Best

The Role of the Project Manager

Often a project manager is handed the project and probably some early draft schedule and told to “run with it.”  At least that’s been the case for me for much of my PM career.  I’ve experienced at least some PMO structure in some organizations and also some templates thrust upon …

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How to Always Make Great Project Decisions

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I realize I said “always” in the title and that’s probably a little misleading.  Why?  Because it’s just not possible.  There’s no way we can guarantee that every project decision that we make as project managers on all of our engagements will be great decisions…or even good ones.   However, …

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PMI Acquires Human Systems International, a UK-based Assessment and Benchmarking Firm


HSI and PMI formalize longstanding partnership to deliver unparalleled strategic business insight The Project Management Institute (PMI) has acquired Human Systems International (HSI), a UK-based assessment and benchmarking company with keen organizational insight developed over 20 years of collecting best practice project, program and portfolio management data from commercial and …

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UK Sites Listed on the 2014 World Monuments Watch

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station, Deptford Dockyard, Grimsby Ice Factory and Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire are the UK sites listed today on the 2014 World Monuments Watch.   They join a diverse group of 67 sites from 41 countries and territories across the world, including the city of Venice, the Ancient Irrigated …

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