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Define YOUR Leadership Narrative in 5 Steps

Perhaps one of our greatest personal and professional assets is our own narrative. Likely there are events and experiences in our lifetime that required us to use skills and qualities we didn’t realise we had. The potential and beauty of these experiences, particularly when it comes to leadership, is the inspiration that awaits the world […]

Why You Need Cybersecurity Skills in Your Tool-kit?

Why you need cybersecurity skills in your tool-kit? We recently attended the 5th Annual FireEye Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit in Washington DC, to find out what we, as project professionals, need to know about cybersecurity. The good news is that there will always be a security gap and therefore there will always be people needed […]

What the experts are saying – #ATD Conference Insights

What The Experts Are Saying – Key Learnings From The 2018 (75th) Association of Talent Development (ATD) Conference in San Diego. The ATD is an organization whose members are passionate about helping people achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace. Members go by many titles: talent development managers, […]

Future Proofing the Project Professional

Mindavation recently hosted a lunch event where three wonderful panel members shared with us their views on the ‘world of project management’ today: Al Zeituon: Global Business Strategist, Educator, Consultant, Futurist, and Speaker | PMI Global Board Director Sarina Arcari: PMP Vice President – Enterprise Program Management Office at Amtrak Natalya H. Bah: PMP, CEO Natalya H. Bah […]

Would you choose your Doctor the same way you’d choose your Project Manager?

If you knew that 85-90% of all the work doctors did fail, how would you go about choosing your doctor? What criteria would you apply? …….. their qualifications, letters after their name, associations, memberships, reputation, recommendations (hey I have this great doctor and he only fails 50% of the time which is well below average!). […]

Corporate Culture: A Constraint On Your Project?

You have assembled a highly skilled technical team. After a long search, you have hired an experienced project manager to ensure the project is tightly controlled. Through careful budgeting, you ensure that appropriate funding is available. Do you think you have mixed a recipe for a successful project? Think again – a primary factor that […]

The 10 Things I Learned From My Dog

In past articles, canine knowledge has provided us with insights to project management as a whole and helped us navigate the world of business analysis. We will now take a look at how our faithful friends can teach us about project sponsorship. Effective sponsorship is critical to the success of a project – and certain […]

Are you Done Testing

How do you know you’ve sufficiently tested the product your company is eagerly waiting for? This is probably one of the most difficult questions for a project manager to answer. Undoubtedly there is some “grayness” to determining when testing is completed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some “science” to determine if your product has been […]

Working With The Accidential Project Sponsor

We hear this all of the time – project management is the “accidental profession.” Very few of us went to university with the objective of being a project manager, nor did we enter the business world with that objective. Somehow, through the course of human events, we ended up at the wheel of a scheduling […]

Your Job Is To Be The Hurdle

The project manager’s ultimate responsibility is to protect and promote the business for whom he is working. Towards that end, the project manager works diligently to produce the best business results, meeting or exceeding the objectives of the “triple constraints” – scope, time and resources. However, there are a number of instances where the astute […]

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