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4 Strategies For Successfully Working With Subject-Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts (or SMEs) are critical to helping your team and your business understand some of the more technical aspects of the work everyone contributes to day in and day out. While they are an important part of the mix, sometimes working with SMEs can be a bit of a challenge.


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5 Stakeholder Management Tips: (Tip #1 You Don’t Have to Manage Them)

Engaging the stakeholders on a project is essential! There are a number of simple ways to keep them engaged, positive, and empowered throughout. You might be surprised that it’s actually less work than you might think. So read on to find out what the best ways to align and inspire your stakeholders for long-term project success.


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5 Scenarios When Hiring Consultants Will Improve Your Business

If you’ve never hired an outside consultant, you may question why a business would spend money to outsource help when it can delegate the task to someone inside the company. However, in many circumstances, the most effective solution comes from outside the firm, and a consultant can prove his or herself well worth the investment. An outside consultant can bring a ton of experience and a refreshing new outlook to the equation.


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What Can We Learn from 50 Years of Project Management?

What can history teach us about being better project managers in today’s workplace?

An article published in the International Journal of Project Management earlier this year took on the task of combing through fifty years of project management (PM) research to answer this very question. Because PM research is often organized in silos—with practitioners sticking to their own fields—there has been a need for a more holistic perspective on the practice of PM itself. So the authors of “Emergent trends and passing fads in project management research: A scientometric analysis of changes in the field” mapped out data to identify key trends that have emerged and faded in the last five decades.


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Why Will My Project Fail?

If you’re a project manager, or about to begin a project with a team, we have some data that might scare you. While statistics vary across industries, the general consensus is that the number of projects that fail is too high.


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Enhanced Keys to Project Management

Being savvy in project management makes a big difference for corporate professionals in the learning and development environment. Understanding the keys of project management, while also understanding how technology plays an important part in the learning platform is essential. There are a number of factors that play a role in effective project management, but placing a priority on those that are often overlooked can help create a more useful and interactive platform. Pinpointing these keys and capitalizing on them will enhance project management efficiency.