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The Project Management landscape is changing

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There are few careers which offer the same satisfaction Project Management does, so it comes as no surprise that Business and Management studies are by far the most popular courses at UK universities. With almost 125,000 UK university students currently enrolled on courses relating to management, the pull of a profession where you design, implement and complete big projects is magnetic. Unlike many other careers, PM professionals have a real overview of the impact of their work and there’s something undeniably fulfilling about bringing a project to a close. Continue reading >>

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Portfolio Management using Project Online, Project Server 2010 / 2013, creating a Competitive Advantage inside your Organization

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Overview

If you want to achieve great results in a demanding environment and create Competitive Advantage for your Organization, then you should ensure you are selecting the best projects, the best investments and above all creating the best portfolio[1] for your organization.

As a CEO, a CSO, or a PMO in a Private Company or in the Public Sector, selecting the best projects means ensuring that you’re delivering the best value-for-money for your investments.

The aim of this article is not to be an overview of Strategy Management, or Portfolio Management, but to quickly demonstrate how Project Online / Project Server can help you achieve the intended results.

[1] Portfolio: a range of investments held by a person or organization.

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Modelling for the 21st Century – New Program Framework Whitepaper

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When it comes to the crucial decisions which drive business forward, many organisations are forced to make enormous choices based on unreliable information. This is particularly the case in the field of Project Management (PM): lacking oversight of projects, unable to fully visualise the impact of changes or to see how different factors mesh together, PM professionals are often forced to take decisions ‘in the dark’. Currently available tools make it incredibly hard to model changes, require extensive training and lack flexibility. These tools just don’t correspond with the needs of decision makers in large organisations that have a number of simultaneous projects on the go. Continue reading >>

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Project Controls: What is it and why is it important?

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Project Management (PM) is a crucial role in any organisation that carries out large scale and complex projects. With often huge sums of money, extensive resources and complicated processes, the professionals who run these undertakings take on enormous pressures and responsibilities. Nonetheless, there are few things as rewarding as watching a major construction finalised, a merger or expansion achieved or a campaign completed successfully. Not many careers offer the satisfaction of seeing something you’ve steered from initial idea, to the planning stages, the actual carrying out of the project and finally, its completion. The sense that a concrete thing has been done – and that it’s thanks to your planning – is second to none. Continue reading >>