January 31, 2015

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Project Manager versus Change Manager Skills

Project Manager versus Change Manager Skills – The question is what type of skills does a Change Manager need to be effective and how are those skills different from project manager skills.

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2015 – Project Managers are you up to a great start?

2015 – Project Managers are you up to a great start? At the beginning of the year, we are motivated for new beginnings. At Virtual Project Consulting we are working full swing on making new things a reality. Discover PM resources, success stories, podcasts, social media strategies and more.

Infographic: Project Manager Salaries

Infographic: Project Manager Salaries – compare your salary with industry trends from research as shown in the Infographic.

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Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

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For Project Managers who are Job Hunting

For Project Managers who are Job Hunting, here is an example of a new type of resume, called the One Page Resume or CV to help you to stand out more.

Understand the Risk Tolerance Level in Your Organization

All projects have risks and all risks have the potential for negatively impacting the project. You use risk management to determine the risks that are important enough to manage. During the risk identification process, you may encounter many risks that …

The Power of the Aligned Organization

When was the last time you rode in a car with wheels that were not properly aligned? Chances are it was a pretty rough ride. The car either pulled in one direction, making it hard work to keep it in …

The Customer May Not Know Enough to Completely Define the Project

Sometimes the project manager places too high an expectation on the amount of foresight and vision that customers and sponsors have. In many cases, the project manager will go to the customer looking for answers to help define the project…

Four Responsibilities of Executives on Projects

A Primer on Processes and Templates Recipes for cooking are a beautiful thing. A recipe tells you the ingredients and how much of each you should include in whatever you are making. It then describes what you need to do …

Manage Political Problems as Issues

The larger your project gets, the more you will find that the issues you encounter are political in nature. “Politics” is all about interacting with people and influencing them to get things done. This can be a good thing, a …

New Video - What Makes a Great Project Manager?

3 minute video on clear simple examples of what makes some project managers great, compared to all others.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Good perspective on what makes a great project manager. Do you agree or do you have more perspectives?See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

PMI Volunteers Help Companies in Need at Inaugural Project Management Day of Service | Business Wire

Scope-A-Thon provides pro bono project management services to hundreds of non-profit and charity organizations.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:What a good idea for project managers - hope this will spread to other countries too.See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

Change Management Process – Barriers and Negative effects - Part 3 | Virtual Project Management Consulting

Take a look at the negative effects of insufficient change management as well as the barriers to a successful implementation of change.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:What are the barriers to effective Change Management on projects?See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

Change Management Process – Measuring Return on Investment (ROI) Part 2 | Virtual Project Management Consulting

This article will look at how to measure your return on investment (ROI) and whether the cost spent on Change Management yields a favourable return.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Can ROI be measured for Change Management on projects?See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

Change Management Process – Benefits and Project Impact | Virtual Project Management Consulting

This is the first of a series of 3 articles about the Change Management process. It will cover the benefits of change management, ideas for how to measureLinky Van Der Merwe's insight:Discover the benefits you can expect from doing proper Change Management on your projects.See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices