22/06/2017

Where did the concept of project management originate?

In a fascinating article Rebekah Peterman talks about the concepts of project management and how it originated. The piece is interesting as it takes the Wikipedia definition of project management… “the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project […]

Project Management
20/12/2016

News that program management legislation is now law is great for the industry

News that President Barack Obama has signed into law the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act is great for the industry. As studies from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) have shown over the years, certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) earn on average up to 20% more than their non-certified colleagues. Knowing the value of project […]

Performance Measurement
16/12/2016

Trends for 2017 in project management

Trends in Project Management are forever evolving and 2017 looks like this pattern will continue with the advent of more tools to make things easier alongside the demand for certified practitioners. Here’s our top two for the coming year: Remote working will continue its importance Agile project management means often your team isn’t in the […]

Project Management
21/09/2016

The 7 pain points of project management

Managing any project is a multi-disciplinary undertaking. Making sure you’ve had the proper training to allow you to do so is vital. Here at Off Peak Training we’ve highlighted seven key issues which will be faced by all project managers in our – 7 pain points of project management – advice. Mastering these seven pain […]

Project Management
07/01/2016

How do you measure project success?

Project success is generally measured in terms of on-time delivery, on-budget delivery and customer satisfaction. However, this can shift, depending on the ever-changing requirements and preferences of your corporate leadership and project customer. The term “make it profitable” can be used to quantify a success – or delivering on time – or both. On the […]

Project Management, Training
17/11/2015

How to maximize productivity in the workplace

We all strive to be master ‘doers’ – and find ourselves searching for a magic solution to solve all of our problems. However, productivity isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal – the first step toward being more productive lies with scheduling your day intelligently and gaining a true understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Try using these […]

Project Management, Training
03/11/2015

10 project management habits to guarantee failure

Many experts believe that, even with the best efforts, a project only has a 50% chance of succeeding (and that’s thought to be a liberal estimate). But there are project management habits which will almost certainly result in a project failing and, of course, most project managers will have heard numbers like this before. It’s […]

PMP, Project Management
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