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10 failed projects and the lessons learned

By ILX Team | 19 August 2019

Every project teaches lessons with its successes and failures. Best practice courses highlight the importance of developing a lessons learned mind-set from the outset of the project. Here are 10 major public project failures and the lessons learned from these mistakes. Apple Lisa In the earl...

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What is project management? The PM's role and responsibilities

By ILX Team | 29 July 2019

Project management is applying processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience to deliver project objectives. In doing this, the project manager (PM) will constantly refer to timescales and budgets. The project manager makes all this happen, with overall responsibility for the 5 phases of pr...

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Five ways a project management apprenticeship can benefit your business

By ILX Team | 15 July 2019

Project management apprenticeships are important for developing not just the individual, but for the evolution of the project management profession as a whole. They offer the opportunity to re-skill staff, develop local talent and build the necessary competencies within an organisation. Here’s what...

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Scrum methodology overview

By ILX Team | 27 June 2019

Scrum is a software development strategy/framework that you can apply to all kinds of teamwork. Often seen as an agile project management framework, Scrum provides meetings, tools and roles to help a team structure and manage their work. Why is it called ‘Scrum’? Not surprisingly, scrum gets i...

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5 phases of the project life cycle

By ILX Team | 21 June 2019

When starting a new project, it can be tempting to just dive straight in, especially if you’re running against a tight time schedule. However, this can be very overwhelming for your team and consequently produce unsatisfactory results. This is where the 5 phases of the project life cycle comes in. B...

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How to manage your project resources

By ILX Team | 29 May 2019

The project’s been signed off and is all set to go; now comes a tricky part, the management of resources. If you don’t allocate the project’s resources, the project will likely experience delays, run over time or even run out of budget. Whatever the size of the project, managing its resources is ess...

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For the throne: a game of project managers

By ILX Team | 23 May 2019

Disclaimer: for those who are not Game of Thrones fans, we’re not sorry. We’re just not. Also spoilers. Game of Thrones has ended. Whether this brings tears of pain and anguish to your eyes as you mourn the end of such a phenomenal series, or tears of joy that at last your friends and...

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