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Project Management - Dinner Table Analogy for Team Member Interactions | The Brainzooming Group

Project Management - Dinner Table Analogy for Team Member Interactions | The Brainzooming Group | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
strategic mentors and the dinner table analogy of project management & team member interaction: When you’re with your family eating around the kitchen table
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Mind your manners! An apt analogy of Project Team as Family. I like it!

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What Is Digital Transformation, and What Does It Require? - eMarketer

What Is Digital Transformation, and What Does It Require? - eMarketer | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Most executives agree that a digital transformation is necessary to remain competitive, keep pace with disruptive technologies and evolve with shifting consumer expectations. Still, many are unsure of how to start the process, or even what it entails.

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Technology is the means, not the end.
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Why Are Projects STILL Failing?

Why Are Projects STILL Failing? | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
You have heard the old joke “Do software projects really fail?” Answer: “No. They get split into phases!” Jokes apart, the general impression, whic
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Achieving better project results requires new thinking
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OUTSIDE THE BOX Forum: Another View of Project Manager Competency

OUTSIDE THE BOX Forum: Another View of Project Manager Competency | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
The Project Manager’s mastery of the phases of any project management methodology is necessary but are usually not sufficient for successfu
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Flexibility, creativity & problem-solving skills are key
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Building Trust Between Your Employees and Freelancers

Building Trust Between Your Employees and Freelancers | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Five ways to promote collaboration.
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Sensible advice for a blended workforce...
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Mindfully Managing Senior Stakeholder Relationships

Mindfully Managing Senior Stakeholder Relationships | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Managing relationships with all stakeholders are critical to project success. Particularly important, and often challenging, is managing th
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Building a professional relationship is a process
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Why the U.S. should give tax breaks to cloud adopters

Why the U.S. should give tax breaks to cloud adopters | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
India wants to subsidize cloud adoption, but America is considering taxing it. We’d all be better off if the government instead used tax policy to favor the cloud
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To speed Cloud adoption for a greater good...
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Keeping Your Project Team Motivated and Engaged

Keeping Your Project Team Motivated and Engaged | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
In leading and participating in hundreds if not thousands of projects during my 25-year career as an executive, consultant, and non-profit leader..
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Treat people well and project success will follow
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5 Ways IT Projects Can Fail - DZone Agile

5 Ways IT Projects Can Fail - DZone Agile | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Poor project management can doom an otherwise promising IT project. Read on to find out the 5 most common mistakes, and how to avoid them to ensure success.
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Good tips to avoid some common Project pitfalls
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Anthony Fouqué's curator insight, March 16, 2017 7:34 AM
Good tips to avoid some common Project pitfalls
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Gartner reveals seven best practises for effective project management

Gartner reveals seven best practises for effective project management | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
support the wider organisation and its strategic goals.
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Supporting the strategic goals of the business
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Are You Solving the Right Problems?

Are You Solving the Right Problems? | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Reframing them can reveal unexpected solutions.
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Reframe problems for better results
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Daniel Tremblay's curator insight, March 13, 2017 8:28 AM
Au delà de la recherche des causes fondamentales, prendre un peu de recul pour reformuler le problème nous amène à imaginer des solutions qu'on aurait pas vu autrement ...
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Global Project Management: Keys to Success

Global Project Management: Keys to Success | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
In addition to all of the issues and challenges found in “normal” projects, global projects bring with them elements that complicate things even more. What can a global project PM do to increase the odds of success?
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Overcoming the complexities of a global project...
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How Cloud Solutions Can Help PMs

How Cloud Solutions Can Help PMs | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
In this article, we will explore how IT projects can benefit from cloud technologies, both in traditional and agile projects. Online project tools are widely available for usage (team spaces, office software, etc.), but IT projects can take this a step further and save time and costs—and reduce risks when the infrastructure goes cloud.
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Toward improved Project delivery,
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Confronting My Biases About PMOs

Confronting My Biases About PMOs | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Conceptually, the idea of a PMO is worthwhile. The practical reality is often something different. And therein lies the rub: PMOs look great on paper, and yet in actuality they are often questionably relevant and useful.
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What value is your PMO delivering?
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Six things you should do when kicking off a project

Six things you should do when kicking off a project | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
​What do you do when you’ve just landed a new project? Do you start scheduling tasks straight away and get the team into gear? Here are six things you should strive to do as early as possible. 
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Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, May 23, 2017 5:20 PM
Nice checklist for the big items to do at start of a project, many having to do with good change management - and helping raise project team awareness and engagement to reaching the targets as well
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Stop Being Scared of Spreadsheets!

Stop Being Scared of Spreadsheets! | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Scared of spreadsheets? Don't be! They are a necessary and valuable tool in the project manager's arsenal. This article and its accompanying template are not a step-by-step tutorial. Instead of detailed instructions, it discusses a few things that are crucial to start both managing projects and completing advanced work with spreadsheets.
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A useful tool you can adapt, learn from & master
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Strategic Disruption: The Impact on PMs

Strategic Disruption: The Impact on PMs | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Every organization’s strategy must continuously evolve. This is driving organizational transformation to change at a pace that many find difficult to keep up with...and failure to keep up with all these changes is a very dangerous position for any organization to be in.
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With rapid change comes the opportunity/need to grow
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How to Gain Trust with Anyone In The Organization ?

How to Gain Trust with Anyone In The Organization ? | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Leaders maintain relationships and constantly cement a bond to have the organizational trust stick to the team’s dynamic like glue.
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Hybrid cloud adoption dominates - Information Age

Hybrid cloud adoption dominates - Information Age | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
CIO research shows hybrid cloud models dominate, while storage and backup are the top cloud use cases
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Flexibility is a key consideration
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Do You Really Need a Project Manager for That?

Do You Really Need a Project Manager for That? | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Project managers are amazing. They have a wide range of skills and operate in incredibly diverse business areas. That doesn’t mean a project manager should be the solution to every problem.
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Improve performance, strengthen capabilities & provide a path for growth
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How to cope and bounce back from a failing IT project

How to cope and bounce back from a failing IT project | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
How do you cope with a project that isn't going as planned? The time to do that is before problems start happening, according to Paul Vienneau, CTO of payment technology company Cayan. In an interview with The Enterprisers Project, Vienneau explains how to prepare for the possibility of delays before they occur.
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Soften potential problems with proper upfront planning
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10 skills you need to become a great project manager - TechRepublic

10 skills you need to become a great project manager - TechRepublic | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
C-suite members say that strategic thinking, communication, and risk management skills are among the most important for a project manager to hone to be successful on the job.
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Be strategic, communicate & manage risk
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PMO problems: 4 danger signs to keep in mind - Information Age

PMO problems: 4 danger signs to keep in mind - Information Age | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
In an increasingly complex business climate, project management office’s (PMO) are bound to encounter problems at one point or another
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A big picture view of the wider organization is key to PMO value
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Virtual Project Consulting

Virtual Project Consulting | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
Virtual project management and virtual teams have been around for some time. However, the intensity and frequency of their use is increasing dramatically. What is the next “big thing” in project management that specifically has something to do with consulting? Virtual project consulting.
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The virtual reality of the shifting project paradigm
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Change Starts With You

Change Starts With You | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
With all the effort and attention we spend on getting stakeholders and teams to accept change, how much attention are we paying to ourselves? Here’s a guide to examining your own response to change, which will, in turn, sharpen the context and understanding you share with others.
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To successfully manage change, you must first know & believe in its value
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6 ways IoT will change project management - TechRepublic

6 ways IoT will change project management - TechRepublic | Project Management | Business Analysis | Change Management | Scoop.it
IoT won't change the fundamentals of project management, but it will change a few day-to-day issues.
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Stick to fundamentals while adjusting execution
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