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Government Infrastructure - levelling up and looking forward

UK Parliament's Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has delivered a Report titled "Delivering the Government's infrastructure commitments through major projects (July 2020)" about the Government Major Project Portfolio (GMPP), of which a significant proportion of the value are related to infrastructure projects (£214b...
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DEMAND FOR WEBINAR PLACES SOAR, REPORTS PMI UK

PMI UK, the UK chapter of the world's leading project management organisation, has seen attendance of its online webinars double during the Coronavirus lockdown. Over the last four months, over 2,500 people have taken part in 22 widely acclaimed PMI UK webinars covering topics such as the strategic/future PMO, value and benefits realisation managem...
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Working from home: a blessing or a curse? - By Hugo Minney

 "May you live in interesting times" is often cited as a Chinese curse. It highlights the dilemma that we prefer having interesting things going on, but perhaps not when we have no control over them. The same applies to lock-down It's great working from home because I can be flexible with my time. I can work as long as I like into th...
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Morale is a Velocity Amplifier - Written by Didier Estibals

This article is inspired by : "The LEAN mindset : Ask the right questions.", a book written by Tom and Mary Poppendieck (ISBN 13 : 978-0-321-89690-2). All IPs are therefore acknowledged. In 1950, as George Merck, the then CEO of the pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. was retiring, he explained the underlying philosophy that drove its success : "W...
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Taking the PMP exam : now … or later ? - Written by Didier Estibals

The PMP® exam format will be changing drastically on the 2nd of January 2021. It was originally scheduled to change this month (June 2020), but PMI® took the decision to extend the current format until the 31st of December 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. What is changing? From next year, the 200 multiple choice questions will be grouped...
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How the Project Manager’s Role is Evolving with Digital By Navjot Singh

Technology trends are converging. Accelerating development, collaboration, speeding adoption, and inspiring innovation are adding to the fast pace of change in all industries. This pace of change is often affected when a technological innovation gathers critical mass in terms of distribution base, acceptances, and capability. For every technology t...
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Leading the Way By Haseena Bheekhun

It is interesting to listen to people's perception of project management—even those within the profession, including project managers, have different perceptions and definitions of what the profession encompasses. Project management covers the development and execution of a specific project isolated from day-to-day operations. Often a project ...
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Corporate Politics Through Stakeholder Management By Alla Antoniuk

It is common knowledge that every project has its own share of organizational politics. As a project manager, you have to be aligned with organizational culture and manage stakeholder expectations and relationships in an agile manner in order to stay on top of the game and make sure that your team performs at the highest possible lev...
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A Journey of Growth by Yaa Adjei

Recently, I noticed several new additions to the London skyline while travelling through London Waterloo station—the term '[NS1] projects in action' sprung to mind. My journey continued via the underground, where flashes of purple and white caught my eye—walls plastered with numerous Elizabeth Line stickers. These plasters were a symbol of the stal...
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Project management can help push bias out of the system

We face a skills crisis across the UK technology market. Whether you believe the skills businesses need are in the wrong place, or that talent pools simply don't exist, there is huge pressure placed on the careers market. Let's take data science as an example. In the US, there are projected to be 150,000 unfilled vacancies—IBM predicts demand to gr...
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Creating a Clear Project Proposal Outline - By Navjot Singh

In order to get the best out of any project, it is important that a clear and concise project proposal is written, and one that is personalised for each project. The key of a project proposal is to help the project manager structure documents, so that focus is on the proposed plan and its related materials. Empathy with the end user is crucial. Thi...
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