Protect Your Project Team – Part 2: Be Politically Sensible

“So effective politicking has to be as much about give as it is about take. So play the game. Or get left behind. Which are you going to do?” Dr. Rob Yeung, Talentspace In the last blog, I asked the question, “How can you use political sensibility to protect the project team from disruption and […]
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Protect Your Project Team – Part 1: Be Politically Sensible

Introduction “You have to learn the rules of the game.  And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator, first woman elected mayor of San Francisco How can you use political sensibility to protect the project team from disruption and interference in order to increase effectiveness? If you are to […]
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Successfully Juggling the 7 PRINCE2® Themes

Let’s take a look at the second part of the integrated PRINCE2 project management framework: the seven themes that guide the project manager and the project team during the project life cycle.  These themes describe critical aspects of project management that must be addressed continuously and in parallel throughout any project.  Defining and managing the themes throughout […]
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Managing Successful Projects: How Collaboration is Crucial

In a previous posting I described how four groups are involved in every successful project.  These groups are: top management, project manage­ment, the project team, and the client. Today we’ll talk about the last two groups: the project team and the client and how collaboration is crucial. The Project Team In successful projects, the project […]
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The 7 PRINCE2® Principles: A Closer Look

In my opinion, PRINCE2  (Projects in a Controlled Environments) is the best project management “road map” around for getting a project through a successful and controlled start, middle and end.  It is a structured, non-proprietary project management method focusing on controlling project costs, timescales, quality, scope, risk and benefits.   PRINCE2 uses an integrated framework of elements for successful […]
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