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Project Management Today: Far Beyond a Technical Role
As business becomes increasingly more complex and as competition in the marketplace heats up, people who have the necessary skills to manage projects and who can execute upon the overall strategy of their organizations are at a distinct advantage. Having only the technical skills just doesn't cut it anymore. Let's put this another way: Many organizations rely on two groups to get work done:...
Take Your Project Management Career to New Heights with Career Academy
As a long-time business journalist who specializes in project management and related issues, I have seen with my own eyes that project management is a highly dynamic field. Emerging tech tools and the cutting-edge theories of industry thought leaders can turn today’s all-star resume into tomorrow’s outdated candidate. Sure, it’s exciting – but it’s not always easy to keep up. How...
5 Tricks to Improve Team Communication
There are a lot of ways to measure your project success – e.g., client satisfaction, ROI, revenue, net profit, happy customers – but there is only one way to reach project success: communication. All of the aforementioned stuff is good, but none can be achieved without perfect team communication. In fact, your project health is directly correlated with communication. One out of five...
Bridging the Strategy Execution Gap
Strategy making and execution are essential to organizational success. However, many organizations are continuously challenged with bridging the gap between the two. Over the years, research has shown a good deal of time and resources are spent building strategies. Too often though, when strategies are translated into project-based work—the projects, programs and portfolio efforts that enable...
Adopting a ‘Jazz Mindset’ for Strategic Execution and Leadership (Part 2)
Did you miss part 1? Check it out here! - The jazz greats can move from classical to jazz, not only as individuals, but also as an entire orchestra. Through our strategic execution expertise, we have identified eight lessons that drive the jazz mindset and enable PMs to become actively contributing members to this dynamic environment. 8 Lessons That Drive a Jazz Mindset 1. Embrace...