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Contemporary Project Management

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The oil and gas industry is facing complex multiple challenges which, at their most extreme, threaten the existence of some companies within the sector. To overcome these challenges and not merely survive but thrive in this ever-changing environment, the oil and gas industry needs to fundamentally rethink the way that it does business. The industry needs to find every way possible to…

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…

Using Project Management to Reduce Risk

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As CFO, you’re charged with ensuring that your organization is positioned to deal effectively with all kinds of risks — operational, financial, reputational, and strategic. Assessing your organization’s risk profile through the prism of its portfolio of projects and programs can be a good place to start. Projects are how you implement your strategy; project…

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…

Gartner reveals seven best practises for effective project management

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A project management office (PMO) is usually created with the aim of solving one problem: the IT organisation’s inability to deliver IT projects on time, on budget and in scope. Almost all PMOs start at this initial project management, IT problem-solving stage before they can evolve to the program management or portfolio management stages and get involved…