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How to overcome any project management challenge

Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash Project management challenges Despite the best planning in the world, there are always going to be project management challenges. Typically, these include: Not meeting deadlinesUnclear goals and objectivesTeam issuesCommunication challengesTechnical problems Scope creepRisks to manage and avoid If you believe Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.Wikipedia Overcoming obstacles […]

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The Four Types of Planning in Management

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash What is Planning? It’s such a common word, but what specifically do we mean when we say ‘we are going to do some planning’? The word ‘plan’ is a heteronym, which means it can be both a verb (action/doing word) and a noun (a thing). The action of planning is often spoken about […]

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Accountability – what it is, why you need it, how to do it

Photo by Massimo Sartirana on Unsplash Accountability Meaning, Definition What do we mean when we say ‘accountability’? I believe ‘to be held to account’ is an important management idea, except it’s almost become a cliché. Or, as political writer Don Watson might have called it ‘a weasel word’ – a concept we use to mask over what’s really […]

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How to be focused and stay focused

Photo by Alfonso Reyes on Unsplash The Meaning of Focus According to Google, the word ‘focus’ is searched between one million and ten million times every single month. That makes it a very popular and desirable thing. While some of these searches are looking for a car – a Ford Focus, many other people do want to be […]

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