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For the New Project Manager: The Hard Things About Project Management

Amye Scavarda wrote a quick, tongue-in-cheek rundown about her experience of the hard parts of project management on www.phase2technology.com. It’s an interesting perspective for new or aspiring project managers.

“When I look at what the real truth is to a talk about project management mistakes, I go to the source.

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Getting Inter-Culturally Fit

John was frustrated. This was the third time he had been called into a meeting by a client and told that he was not doing a good job. He knew that he was a good employee and could not understand what the problem was.

The problem was actually one of his own making: he did not understand the culture of the organisation.

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How to build a successful team

A great article about how to build a successful, LASTING team from Glenn Llopis on Forbes.

“All great leaders know exactly what buttons to push and when to push them. They are experts at activating the talent that surrounds them. They are equally as effective at matching unique areas of subject matter expertise and / or competencies to solve problems and seek new solutions.

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The importance of business process management

Business are constantly changing, evolving and growing. However, too often we focus on the details of our processes, trying to change individual aspects to improve efficiency. Each aspect of operations is looked at close-up, and we forget that the change needs to be broader than the activity: efficient management should focus on the sum of all of these activities and how they come together into complete business processes.

Business process management (BPM) takes a systematic approach to these changes, optimising an organisation’s workflow and flexibility.

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ESI’s top 10 project management trends for 2015

ESI International, one of the world leaders in project management training, offered its thoughts on the top 10 trends in project management for 2015.

“The 2015 trends reveal that project managers (PMs) will be impacted by many changes this year including more hybrid environments, an increasing demand for talent management, and a growing need to more closely align project outcomes with organisational strategy.”

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