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Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 – Transparency International

Source: Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 – Transparency International The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on […]

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Implementation of Project Management Processes

Implementation of Project Management Processes and Phases

Many companies, their departments and employees work as they have always done and as they see fit. Consider thinking about the implementation of project management processes and phases. Thereby it is not necessary to invent project management, proven systems and standards already exist. What are Project Management Phases? Your projects will typically undergo certain stadiums. Thereby […]

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How to recruit an outstanding project manager – Susanne Madsen – Developing Project Leaders

How to recruit an outstanding project manager (Part I) Source: How to recruit an outstanding project manager – Susanne Madsen – Developing Project Leaders Although it isn’t possible to provide one single definition of what a good project manager looks like, certain traits, skills and attributes seem to be advantageous for a person who is […]

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What is Project Management

When discussing with peers or on relevant platforms it appears as if there is some confusion about what is project management. This becomes also apparent when studying recruitment requirements for project managers in job offers. Ask your project manager what is project management. I am sure he will basically talk about scope, time and cost. But […]

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9 Steps How to Start a New Project

9 Steps How to Start a New Project

This blog post is about a situation that is common for many projects and project managers especially in the construction industry. An organization signed a contract for fulfilling a client’s need and engages a project manager to deliver the project. This project manager was not necessarily involved in the project initiation phase. Sometimes the project […]

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4 Steps How to Manage Project Cost the Right Way

Controlling costs surely is a very important process in project management and one of the first responses when asking people’s opinion about a project manager’s role. While cost control certainly indeed is very important, it is only a part of cost management. Without other management areas not equally taken care of, cost management will never […]

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How to Start Later and Finish Sooner

According to a survey among German project managers and sponsors, as well as observations in daily project life, an inadequate project initialization phase is often devastating the outcome of projects. Two German management consultants Bernd Friedrich and Daniel Schaetzler carried out a study on how to start later and finish sooner. They identified large project time-wasters […]

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How to Make Good Decisions

How to make good decisions is subject to many books, articles and guidelines. We are taking decisions probably every single minute during the day. Nonetheless, the process of good decision making often still seems difficult and intuitive. This is especially true when all alternatives have a catch. Below method can help you to make the right […]

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