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Successful People Always Leave the Office on Time?

Our 9-to-5 grind has produced a cult of workaholics. And regrettably, the eight to twelve hour workday hasn’t shifted in years.

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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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66% of IT Projects Fail

It’s a tough figure to swallow: 66% of enterprise software projects end in failure. Research highlights that only one in eight information technology projects can be considered truly successful (failure being described as those projects that do not meet the original time, cost and (quality) requirements criteria).

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A Day in the Life of a Project Manager

We’re all project managers – even though we might not realize it. We plan and organize resources, measure achievement of goals and make decisions on how to move forward and take corrective action. Understanding and paying attention to important project management details allows you to lead the way as a project manager.

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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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Are Women Better Project Managers Than Men?

Men and women are different on many levels, anyone can tell you this. While they have distinct physical and character differences, another telling difference between men and women is the way they work, manage, and handle different scenarios in a professional setting.

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Why Do Projects Fail?

Large projects fail at an astonishing rate – more than 50%, by some estimates.

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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.

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Manage Your Project More Effectively Now

There are a few who get project management right from the outset, but for many it’s a minefield. In theory, project management seems easy, but it’s not as straightforward as it seems.