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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Branding SharePoint, not so fast!

Often developers are given the task of deploying SharePoint and one of the first things they want to do is “not make it look like SharePoint”.  I can understand they want to customize the look and feel, but hold on, not so fast! Do we need to brand the web site? I think the natural […]
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Cloud Computing Security Concerns

On a recent teach of the Learning Tree Cloud Computing Technologies course, attendees cited security as their primary concern relating to cloud computing. The technical and commercial benefits that cloud computing brings an organisation were eagerly accepted, but security was continuously questioned and put forward as a potential barrier to cloud adoption. On discussing this […]
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Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 7 of 10

Behaviors: Introduction “The person who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The person who knows ‘why’ will always be their boss.”  Diane Ravitch (author and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education)  In the first three blogs in the Project Leadership Success series, I focused on the Responsibilities of a successful project leader.  They are: […]
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Motivational Series – Part 4: Motivation and Measures

Motivation and Measures “People do what you count, but not what counts.” What this means is that people will respond to measures in unexpected ways. Once you put a measure in place, staff will gear their behavior to that measure. In some cases, this will result in completely unexpected outcomes that somehow fulfill your measures, […]
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