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Managing in a matrix – we are all project managers now!

Managing in a matrix – we are all project managers now!

This is a guest post by Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration. Project managers have had to deal with ‘matrix management’ for decades. They have to build the skills to manage short and long-term teams with representatives from different functions, regions and specialisations. The matrix actually first developed as a response to the need to…

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How being customer-centric improves IT and project success

The video of me at Øredev speaking about how customer centricity improves success is available online on the conference website. It’s a presentation about the case study in the book I co-wrote with Phil Peplow last year, Customer Centric Project Management, but it also includes an updated project case study and some material that didn’t…

Storytelling – a key competence for project managers?

Storytelling – a key competence for project managers?

This is a guest post by Merv Wyeth, Project Management Consultant at Chanctonbury Associates Ltd. Imagine my delight at being selected to participate in an invitation-only event about management methods. However, a condition of entry is that each participant is expected to address their colleagues using a twenty minute TED talk format, which seems to…

First Secondary School in UK to trial project management skills in the classroom (video)

This video shows the follow up for a project I first heard about at Synergy 2011: using project management techniques in UK schools to equip young people for school projects and also their future working lives. This video shows the end of that particular initiative and what happened at the school after the project management…

Managing your personal brand: an interview with Dr Andrew Makar

Managing your personal brand: an interview with Dr Andrew Makar

Today I’m interviewing Dr Andrew Makar, IT programme manager, blogger and author of Project Management Interview Questions Made Easy, about managing your personal brand at work and building a professional project management profile. Andy, why is it important to have a professional project management profile? Would you hire an individual dressed up in a bed…

The tipping point between effective leadership of change and the role of project managers

The tipping point between effective leadership of change and the role of project managers

This is a guest post by John Roberts, director of project and change management consultancy myProteus. The clarity of corporate direction, the impact of project complexity and the effectiveness of project sponsorship significantly influence what project managers need to be able to cope with. What a good project manager looked like even 3 years ago…