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How Your Organisation Culture Influences Your Project Success

Posted by on Friday, March 21, 2014, In : Project Management 

It should come as no shock to learn that some organisations are better than others at managing projects. There are probably no organisations that have a 100% success rate, and hopefully none have a 0% success rate. However, some organisations definitely perform at a higher level than others.

There are a number of organisational factors that influence your ability to deliver projects successfully. Your organisation’s culture has a lot to do with the success rate of your projects.

The ter...

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Four Tips to Deal with Uncertainty on Long Projects

Posted by on Friday, March 7, 2014, In : Project Management 

     Many long projects start off with a lot of uncertainty. You may not be 100% sure of the resource requirements, the final deliverables, the cost, schedule, etc. There may be many risks. The good news is that project managers deal with the uncertainty associated with large projects all the time, and it is very likely that you can be successful. Here are a couple tips to consider, depending on what you think will work best in your situation.

    1.    Break the work into smaller pieces


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10 Tips for Communicating to a Non-Technical Audience

Posted by on Thursday, December 20, 2012, In : Project Management 

Project managers and technologists (geeks) are detail-oriented folks with a precise way of describing things, especially when those “things” are requirements or product descriptions. However, other people may be less interested in absolute truth and more interested in generally correct information. When a project manager talks with customers, potential customers, executives or project stakeholders, finding the right level of detail and “representation schema” (mental model) can be cha...

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