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ILX's The Apprentice Review: Episode 1

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

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

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

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

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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Comparing AgilePM and Scrum

According to research by Accenture, high-performing companies are six times more likely to use agile practices. When it comes to agile software development, Scrum is probably the marquee name. AgilePM prides itself on compatibility with other frameworks, but can it fit in with Scrum? AgilePM vs Scr...

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The Power of Negative Thinking

Nobody wants the responsibility of being negative. However, there are times where you have to expect the worst. Successful projects need balance, which includes things like executive sponsor engagement and team autonomy. It also includes a balance of optimism and risk awareness. Sometimes, the naysa...

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