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ILX's The Apprentice Review: Episode 2

By ILX Team | 12 October 2017

Interior Decorating? It's a Numbers Game It’s Week 2. There’s still a weird gender war, the tasks are simpler, and the prizes for the winners aren’t quite helicopter rides and champagne yet. This week, the teams were given a room each in the gorgeous, luxury Stoke Park Hotel to design, decorate and...

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Three ways to enhance the value of project management training

By ILX Team | 10 October 2017

Training in the fundamentals and practice of project management, whether it is based on PRINCE2®, Agile, or the professional ‘Bodies of Knowledge’, is a proven step towards building effective project delivery capabilities. However, as training is also a serious investment, it makes sense to consider...

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ILX's The Apprentice Review: Episode 1

By ILX Team | 5 October 2017

Managing Difficult Project Team Members The Apprentice is back for its 13th season, and we can’t wait to pick apart all the disasters and successes (mostly disasters) that are bound to be in store for us. In this series, we’ll be taking a look at each episode from a project management perspective...

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Project Management Lessons We Can Learn from Chick Flicks

By ILX Team | 21 September 2017

Project management relates to nearly everything we do, and from makeovers to match-making, no-one does projects like the heroines of our favourite chick flicks. In this blog post, we look at the project management successes and failures from arguably the best three ever made: Mean Girls, Clueless an...

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The History of Agile Project Management

By ILX Team | 4 September 2017

Who invented agile project management? Well, agile is not a trademarked term, but rather a set of ideas.  Therefore, it’s hard to place a single name or firm date on its creation. The best way to understand agile’s origin, is to piece together the major breakthroughs that informed it. 1910s-1940s...

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How to Keep People Engaged in Project Meetings

By ILX Team | 17 August 2017

Meetings are a necessary evil. There are always team members that hate being pulled away from their work. Others may not even turn up on time. It’s hard to get people engaged in the first place. It only gets worse when the meeting drags on. Here are five tips to make the most of your meetings and ke...

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'Which is the Best Project Management Methodology' Is the Wrong Question

By ILX Team | 3 August 2017

Many people ask, what’s the best methodology? Project software developers Liquid Planner may have the answer. This year, they released their report, State of Project Management in Manufacturing. Liquid Planner surveyed 106 US executives, engineers and project managers in manufacturing companies. 74%...

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