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The New Day: How Should I Think About My Failures?

The New Day was a British compact daily newspaper published by Trinity Mirror, launched on 29 February 2016. It was aimed at a middle-aged female audience, and was politically neutral. The editor, Alison Phillips, intended readers to get through the newspaper in under 30 minutes.

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The Nature of Good ‘Project Chemistry’

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual project stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual project stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.

Nicolini (2002) theoretical framework asserted that good project chemistry enhances the operation of project teams, quality of the final product allowing the early detection of problems.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Agile Methodologies

The “agile” buzzword has really taken hold among a myriad organisations worldwide.

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Top 10 Project Management Myths Debunked

Project management is challenging enough without the myths. The profession has come a long way since the 1990s and some of these myths are fading. However, we still see remnants of them in one form or another. Great projects cut through false assumptions and confusion, allowing their teams to make smart decisions based on reality.

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The Hard Side of Change Management

Change is good. It’s also often hard. But to succeed in business, you must run toward it.

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4 Lies about Procurement You Probably Believe

The world of Procurement is seemingly full of impassioned people absolutely certain about how, what, why Procurement is all about. Like other great lies, many of these half-truths and misleading ideas sound agreeable to the ears and come packaged as good advice from influential people.

How many of these popular lies have you fallen victim to?

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The 8 Biggest Risks of Big Data Projects

The phenomenon of “Big Data” exacerbates the tension between potential benefits and privacy risks by upping the ante on both sides of the equation. Any project can fail for any number of reasons: bad management, poor budget management, or just a lack of relevant skills. However, big data projects bring their own specific risks.

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Can the Real Project Manager Please Stand Up?

One very serious problem plaguing the project management Industry is the lack of “effective” Project Managers.

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Hidden Sins of Using Spreadsheets to Manage Projects

One of the most widely used tools for project management in software teams today is the spreadsheet. Although fairly cheap and easy to use spreadsheets hide problems that can hinder the success of your project and create more costs than you have planned for.