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Insights | 08 May 2017

Keeping your skills fresh is one of the best ways to stay relevant in a competitive job market. And even in softer recruitment cycles, possessing sought-after skills can impart an edge, including nailing that much-wanted (and deserved!) promotion. So why do so many people hit cruise control when it comes to acquiring new skills? (And sometimes at the worst possible time in ...

Insights | 03 May 2017

Springing back from mistakes is never easy, but it's a required skill these days as business initiatives become increasingly globalised and ever more complex. Peter Shergold AC, the noted academic, former public servant and current chancellor of Western Sydney University, has become an influential voice on this topic. A Royal Commission created in 2013 tapped Shergold to ...

Insights | 10 April 2017

Large transformation projects require a singular focus and steady hand to succeed. Especially at the C-level, where a “North Star” strategic vision is vital. Even so, risk remains ever-present. To help speed and smooth your journey, we’ve compiled some of the top global perspectives when it comes to managing large-scale organisational changes. But first, why focus on ...

Insights | 07 April 2017

Do you ever feel that the project landscape has morphed into a world where the ‘agile mindset’ is taking over?  It’s as if you aren’t ‘current’ nowadays unless you have experienced ‘agile’. Yet, agile is a broad umbrella term encompassing many different approaches – for some it is synonymous with a particular agile approach, such as Scrum, DSDM®, Lean or ...

Insights | 07 April 2017

If change is the only constant, a new analysis from the Change Management Institute says job seekers in this field should also prepare for that change to get more complex. The organisation’s annual survey of the job landscape for change management professionals has found “there is an emerging requirement for more strategic change/executive change leader/facilitators to lead ...

Insights | 16 March 2017

Sydney March 17, 2017 - PM-Partners group, Australia’s independent leader in large scale project management and delivery, continues to invest for growth with the appointment of public and private sector industry veteran Ken Sheargold as Chief Executive Officer. With a twenty year history PM-Partners has ASX top 50 clients spanning aviation, banking and finance, government, ...

Insights | 13 March 2017

Whether you are new to project management or are an experienced project manager, let’s face it, the words ‘agile’ and ‘agility’ seem to enter the conversation at some point.  Regardless of sector, organisations are facing a fast-paced and ever-changing business environment with the need to be flexible, adaptable and more ‘agile’. Hearing and Thinking ...

Insights | 10 March 2017

  Across the globe last year, poor project management cost organisations $97 million out of $1 billion in major infrastructure spending, says the new 2017 Pulse of the Profession study by the Project Management Institute. That’s the bad news. The good news is the trend line is looking healthier. These most recent findings are 20 percent better as compared to the ...

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