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As 27% of CIOs predict increasing the number of IT contractors on their books – how not to get handcuffed to expensive retainers

What's the P in your PMO

One of the greatest arguments for hiring contractors over permanent staff is reduced headcount – when work is quiet you want fewer “bums on seats” waiting for something to do. I am therefore surprised to find many companies are voluntarily tying themselves into contracts with contractors that effectively do this …

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How the experience of failed project managers could be the key to developing a great one?

Learning from failed Project Managers

[social_share style=”square” align=”horizontal” heading_align=”inline” text=”How the experience of failed project managers could be the key to developing a great one?” heading=”” facebook=”1″ twitter=”1″ google_plus=”1″ linkedin=”1″ pinterest=”1″ link=”http://www.accesstalent.co.uk/blog/134-how-the-experience-of-failed-project-managers-could-be-the-key-to-developing-a-great-one” /] What makes a great IT Project Manager? You’ll have read many posts on the subject. I have too. This week, , ‘Never, …

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Can we manage project resources?

managing project resources

The puzzle of human resource management…   Companies are evolving in a fast-changing environment. Organizations are forced to adapt and becoming more flexible. Resources, whether people, materials or finances are essential to project survival and success. But resources are limited. A recent KPMG study showed that a third of failed …

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Professional project management (Part 1)

The project management associations worldwide are at the forefront of the push to have project management recognised as a profession, but what does professional project management look like?  To answer this question we first need to understand the project a project manager is managing…… The PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition defines …

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Using Covey’s Matrix to tame your Time Management Woes

Covey's Time Management Matrix

Good time management is something that often sounds easy in theory but in practice can often prove elusive. For managers, the difficulty comes from having to juggle your day to day workload with managing a team of people and all the unpredictability that brings. Good time management isn’t just about …

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