The common examples of bad project management that you need to avoid

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 29-Jan-2018 10:48:29

In an ideal world, every project that you undertake will work out exactly as you’ve planned it and will end up a big success.

However, as you know, life isn’t like that. Not surprising when you consider that one survey found that 75% of project participants lack confidence that their projects will succeed.

But where does this lack of confidence come from? In the main, it comes from bad project management practices. In this blog post we’re going to look at some of the worst examples so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

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Topics: project management

The clear signs of a poor manager

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 08-Jan-2018 08:00:00

During your working life, you will have worked with a number of good managers that have inspired you to achieve great things.

However, it's just as likely you will have come across bad ones. The long term repercussions of this is a decrease in employee engagement and as a result, productivity.

This great infographic by cloud communication advisor GetVoip explains 8 signs of a poor manager that you should look out for and what you can do to defeat them.

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Topics: project management

The best (and worst) communication methods in project management

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 04-Dec-2017 08:00:00

Poor communication is a big problem for organisations. A survey of 400 companies with 100,000 employees each cited an average loss per company of £47.31 million per year because of inadequate communication too and between employees.

That’s even before you discuss communication with your external partners. Using the wrong methods with them could mean that any collaboration is unlikely to succeed.

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Topics: project management, online collaboration

To be a good project manager you must use collaboration software

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 13-Nov-2017 08:00:00

As a project manager, you have a lot to deal with on a daily basis. From planning and defining scope to budgeting and risk analysis, it can seem a bit overwhelming at times!

But don’t worry, help is at hand! Using online collaboration software can help you in many ways and ultimately could prove to be the difference between your project ending in failure or not.

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Topics: project management, online collaboration

The project management best practices that you need to know

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 25-Sep-2017 08:00:00

With only 40% of projects meeting schedule, budget and quality goals, there is always room for improvement when it comes to project management.

Luckily, there are a number of project management best practices that can help you to bridge this gap. In this blog post, we’re going to explain some of the key ones that you should implement to ensure project success.

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The importance of planning in project management

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 29-Aug-2017 08:00:00

Planning in any job role, in any industry, is crucial in order to achieve organisational and team goals.

But in project management, small margins can have a big impact on whether a project fails or is a success.

This blog post will outline the importance of planning in project management.

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Why is online collaboration still important to the public sector?

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 31-Jul-2017 08:00:00

With progress on digital government reported to be ‘painfully slow’, it appears there is still much more work to be done in order for the public sector to fully embrace digital transformation.

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Topics: public sector, collaboration tools, business file sharing, project management, project extranets, online collaboration

5 awesome task management tips for a successful project

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 26-Jun-2017 08:00:00

As a project manager, you have lots of different tasks to oversee. These come in all different shapes and sizes, with each one having its own level of priority. This makes completing even the simplest tasks more difficult.

But don’t despair. It doesn’t have to be this way! By implementing just a few of these task management tips you can ensure that you will stay on top of your task list and become more efficient in the way that you work.

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Topics: collaboration tools, improving productivity, project management, online collaboration

How to win at remote project management

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 19-Jun-2017 08:00:00

If you didn’t know already, the days of having all of your project team in the same office are long gone. With the rise of the digital workplace, this isn’t too much of a surprise.

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Topics: business file sharing, improving productivity, project management, agile working,, online collaboration, digital workplace, remote working

9 project management experts that you should follow on Twitter

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 30-May-2017 08:00:00

If you were to do a quick search on Google or on social media, you will find many people claiming to be experts in project management.

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Topics: project management