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Capabilities & features in Project Server 2013 / Project Online

  [ribbon_new header=”h2″ style=”light”]Project Server 2013 and Project Online[/ribbon_new] Built on SharePoint Server 2013 & SharePoint Online, deliver project portfolio management solutions that are designed around the fundamental principles of scalability and flexibility. [ribbon_new header=”h3″ style=”light”]Scalability improvements[/ribbon_new] Such as database optimisation and Project Web App (PWA) page load, were made to enable multi-tenancy and lower infrastructure costs. […]

Simple Tips for Project Management Success

There is no doubt that the profile of the project manager has been raised up in the career market. Take a look at local project management job listings and you’ll see that many companies are looking for Project Managers across many verticals. If you read those descriptions, you’ll find that in most cases, the PM […]

How MindSet is critical to successful Project Delivery

As a project professional, successful project delivery (or programme) is probably the most important goal you can ever set. The big challenge though, is that it’s one of the most complex, the most challenging and elusive goals that you will ever have and one that is fraught with risk.  The payoff though, is immense, your […]

Project Management in the 21st Century is a Team Sport

Project management in the 21st century is a team sport, and trust in teamwork is crucial. Researchers and project managers agree on this point without debate, and while the point is settled, the ability to establish trust in a virtual setting presents unique challenges to the project manager. Virtuality is no longer bounded by the […]

Managing the Psychological Aspects of Risk

The issue of risk in project management is a crucial one but little account is taken of the unique contribution that people’s individual differences play in the management of risk. Research carried out to date has demonstrated that individual personality factors play a determining role in the extent to which people are likely to be […]

Arguing the Case: Why we Need Project Managers

In this article I have re-worked some old themes that people who have heard me speak may have heard before. I want to go through them again for several reasons: firstly because they are still worth saying again; secondly, because my thinking on this issue evolves; and finally, as I’ve just written a new project […]

Visibility of Purpose

I was recently on a panel of ‘experts’ at a project management conference (yes I know, why was I there…) and there was a great question from the audience about project quality.

Project Reporting – Adding Value rather than Ticking Boxes

I want to describe a scenario. It’s one we are all familiar with: it’s month end and status reports are due. Let me describe a bad case of this scenario, (a situation that each of us has probably seen time and again).

The PMO as Sponsor

I have talked often about the importance of good sponsorship for a project and project manager; I have even started ‘The Campaign for Real Project Sponsors’.

10 Steps to a Successful Project Management Implementation

Nowadays many organizations are seriously overwhelmed with project portfolios that have dramatically grown in size, sophistication and the number of resources involved. Just to illustrate this point, recently a CEO of a large financial institution mentioned in a private conversation with me, “It seems only yesterday we had a couple of fifty-thousand dollar projects in […]

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