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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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Is Lean Six Sigma really worth the investment?

By ILX Team | 23 April 2019

What’s your take on Lean Six Sigma? Big fans? Not so much? Or are you unsure who, what, when, where or how it even works? Well, some are of the opinion that it isn’t worth the investment, but we’re here to tell you otherwise… Developed primarily in the manufacturing industry, Lean Six Sigma is a...

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Spark joy in your organisation with a little agile

By ILX Team | 15 April 2019

Agile. Everyone’s implementing agile working techniques and singing its praises; it’s almost as trendy as decluttering your home with Marie Kondo, whose method, KonMari, offers a solution to our over-materialised lives. Agile principles, however, help organisations to gain a competitive edge by bein...

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The basic principles and objectives of project management

By ILX Team | 2 April 2019

According to the Association for Project Management (APM), “Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives”. Essentially, project management is about planning, organising, securing, managing, leading and controlling a p...

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Change: a force to be reckoned with?

By ILX Team | 18 March 2019

You may remember learning in school about forces – acting all around us, they simultaneously maintain and change the way the world looks and operates. Sadly, we’re not talking about superheroes and villains here, but instead something even more exciting: force field analysis! Developed by Kurt Le...

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