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Project Culture: What it is and How to Craft it

Project Culture

Project culture is a subtle idea. Perhaps its even a little abstract. So you may ask, fairly:

‘What has it got to do with getting the job done?’

Because delivery is the job of a Project Manager: not management theory.

Well, that’s true. But Project Culture has everything to do with delivery and getting the job done.

So we’ve invited Andy Kaufman PMP, project manager, author, trainer, and academic, to share his thoughts with us.

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PMP Certification: What You Need to Know [Complete Review]

PMP Certification - What you need to know

The PMI is the largest professional body for Project Managers. It’s PMP® Certification is the most widely regarded qualification. If you are considering a career in Project Management, you also need to consider PMP Certification.

In this extended article, we’ll look at that decision from all angles:

  • What does it mean?
  • Why should you seek PMP Certification?
  • What does it take to become a PMP?
  • How to become a PMP
  • What do you need to know?
  • What sort of resources will help you become a PMP?
  • Some brief PMP exam preparation tips

We have a lot to cover, so, let’s kick-off…

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How to Handle a Difficult Project Sponsor [6 Different Types]

How to Handle a Difficult Project Sponsor

In an earlier article, we gave you eight approaches for how to engage your project sponsor. But the commonest challenge is ‘what if I have a difficult project sponsor?’ So in this article, we’ll look at seven flavours of difficult project sponsor, and tactics for handling them.

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The Most Comprehensive list of [22] Project Management Podcasts You’ll Find

Project Management Podcasts

For any Project Manager who wants to learn more about your discipline on the move, here’s your best ever guide. There are well over 20 Project Management Podcasts. And here, we list as many of the good ones as we can find.

Like volcanoes, some of these podcasts are extinct, some dormant, and some highly active. Also volcanoes, good project management podcasts are a valuable resource even when they are dormant or extinct. They become a rich archive of ideas, information, and guidance. Extinct volcanoes provide rich and fertile soils.

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How to Make a Good Project into a Brilliant Project

How to make a Good Project into a Brilliant Project

Projects make change happen. And they create things and add value to our organizations. In a very real sense, the outcome of your project dictates the future of your organization. So maybe running a good project is not enough. I want to focus on some of the things that will make a merely good project into a brilliant project experience.

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18 Routes to Better Project Management for 2017

Better Project Management

I suppose it’s traditional at this time of year. But why baulk at tradition? So I want to use this article to list ways you can deliver better project management in the coming year.

Now, of course, there will be many articles promising this, I am sure. And a lot of them will look very much like one-another. You can almost predict what they will say:

  • Be clear setting your project goals and objectives
  • Define your scope with great clarity
  • Manage your risk profile actively
  • Pay more attention to your stakeholders this year
  • … and so on

In truth, we’ve done articles like that, already, here, herehere, and here, for example. We’ll probably do more in the future, too.

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The Ultimate Project Takeover Formula

The Ultimate Project Takeover Formula

It is never a good idea to takeover a project someone else has started. There is too much risk that they will not have set it up to succeed. So what should you do if you have no choice? For whatever reason, you have to engage in a project takeover, and you want to make a success of it?

Many articles focus on the first few days, but the challenge of project takeover extends beyond this. So, here,we will look at all the aspects of what you need to do, when you takeover an existing project.Continue reading

How to Get a Project Management Job

How to Get a Project Management Job

Getting a Project Management job is something of a ‘chicken and egg’ problem…

On the one hand, it’s hard to get a Project Management job without experience. On the other hand, how can you get experience, without a Project Management job?Continue reading