4 key takeaways from Government Computing Conference 2017

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 03-May-2017 09:28:54

On the 27th April 2017, Government Computing hosted their annual conference in London with a focus on digital transformation in the public sector.

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Topics: public sector, collaboration tools, stakeholder engagement, central government, cloud collaboration, healthcare, online collaboration, digital workplace

11 common mistakes in project management

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 24-Apr-2017 08:00:00

Mistakes happen in every walk of life. At work, at home, during projects. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t make them!

As we all know, it’s how you respond to these mishaps that’s important. In fact, one study has suggested that mistakes can make you smarter and that the way you react makes a big difference in whether you learn from them or not.

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Topics: collaboration tools, stakeholder engagement, project management, online collaboration, digital workplace

3 ways managing project risks can suck the life out of you

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 10-Apr-2017 08:00:00

In every project that you’re involved in, there are plenty of risks that you need to consider. By not planning ahead, your project will most likely end in failure. But you knew that already right?

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Topics: stakeholder engagement, project management

3 essential project manager skills that you need to have

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 06-Mar-2017 08:00:00

Peacemaker. Innovator. Motivator. Does this sound like you?

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Topics: improving productivity, stakeholder engagement, project management, project extranets

How Kahootz solves these 3 challenges of working in a team

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

Anyone who has ever worked on a project will know the importance of teamwork to its successful completion. The good news is, employers are also beginning see the benefits, with 75% of them rating teamwork and collaboration as “very important".

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Topics: stakeholder engagement, project management, online collaboration

The top reasons for project failure and how to avoid it

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 06-Feb-2017 08:30:00

For a project manager, the pressure of ensuring that a project is completed on time has never been higher. With only 40% of projects meeting schedule, budget and quality goals this is also becoming much harder to achieve.

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Topics: stakeholder engagement, project management, online collaboration

A quick guide to dealing with difficult stakeholders

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

In every project, there will be times when managing certain stakeholders will be a challenge. Whether they are failing to engage fully with your project, or are not open to collaboration, it is essential that you keep your stakeholders onside in order for your project to run smoothly.

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Topics: stakeholder engagement, project management, online collaboration

The 3 biggest benefits of digital stakeholder engagement

Posted by John Glover on 31-Jul-2015 17:05:00

Stakeholder engagement is such a rich and diverse topic that reminders of its importance - and events demonstrating the tremendous power that stakeholders often wield - can be found almost everywhere.

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Topics: stakeholder engagement

How to deliver a stakeholder engagement plan in the cloud

Posted by John Glover on 19-Jun-2015 10:00:00

Back in 2012, global non-profit BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) published a 'back to basics' guide to stakeholder engagement. Reading it again in 2015, the title of the final section seems particularly relevant: Engagement is Ever-Changing.

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Topics: stakeholder engagement

Are you neglecting internal stakeholder engagement?

Posted by John Glover on 12-Jun-2015 10:00:00

When we're immersed in a major project, working round the clock to deliver ambitious targets on time and under budget, it's easy to start thinking about stakeholder engagement in terms of us and them. We imagine that stakeholders exist beyond the boundaries of our project and our organisation - a mysterious bunch we hope to satisfy when it comes to delivering our objectives, but whom have little to do with our everyday efforts.

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Topics: stakeholder engagement