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6 ways to be a better project manager

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Project management is a complex — and critical — function. Here are six pieces of advice to help project managers improve their craft. Project managers wear many hats: facilitators, managers, problem-solvers and even interpreters — translating business needs into actionable plans for teams and aligning resources. They must work around constraints, map skills and set…

8 challenges affecting software project management

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Credit: Thinkstock   Software development isn’t easy. Managing software development projects might be even harder. Managing projects of all sizes and levels of complexities is part of business, regardless of what vertical industry you’re talking about. Software development is no different. New in-house software development and implementations, infrastructure related projects, enhancements or upgrades, and the…

How to hire a rock star project manager

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When hiring a PM, the knee-jerk tendency seems to be to hire the person with the most technical knowledge, when other, broader skills are more likely to get the results you’re really after. A great project manager (PM) can mean more than just the difference between project success and failure (which is important enough). With…

5 trends that will transform project management

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The project management landscape may look different in 2016. As clients, stakeholders, businesses, government and environmental expectations change, the need for PM certifications, technical knowledge and training will be in higher demand – but that’s not all. A transformation is taking place in the project management field as the result of changes to business practices,…

5 characteristics of top project managers

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by: Brad Egeland Excellence shines through in many ways in every profession. In order to deliver consistent success in the project management world, our project leaders need to be bringing some skills and characteristics to the table. Success on any given project can be luck. Success on a consistent basis on project engagements is far more…