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Top 5 Project Management Tips That Could Save the 44% of Projects That Fail

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The football team that loses 44% of their games languishes mid-table ... and that's OK ... they never get relegated but they never achieve great glory either. In some businesses a 44% failure rate still means that you're doing alright ... I mean 44% failure means 56% success ... right? But what if a...
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How To Make Sure Your IT Doesn't Restrict Your Growth

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Expect something of a boom in IT spending in the coming months, expect to be part of it too. Whatever the size of your operation and the amount of available spend that you have - or think that you have - global economies are starting to defrost and your competitors are dusting off blueprints for pro...
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As Celebrities Count the Cost of Cloud Vulnerability – How Safe Is Your Data?

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The FBI is looking into allegations that "intimate" photographs of celebrities were stolen and posted online. Around 20 personalities have had images leaked and uploaded, and it is believed that some of them were obtained through the hacking of cloud services that back up content from mobile devices...
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The 8 Reasons Why Project Management Is So Important For SMEs

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"Project Management is for big companies, we don’t have the resources to do that – everyone here is busy getting the job done", so said the CEO of a reasonably successful, family owned SME. That was about five years ago. These days he’s changed his tune and is into Project Management in a big way – ...
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Forget the A To Z of Why IT Projects Fail, Here’s the S To L of Successful

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The Top Ten Ways to Keep Your Project On Track A number of articles have either dropped in my Office 365 inbox this week, or on various social media feeds, each of them detailing a list of the reasons why IT Projects fail. That's a rather negative way to approach it. The best sports teams didn't bui...
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Project Management - The Answer to PM Wage Expectations & FD Belt Tightening?

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Well – it seems fewer and fewer people – even those who have trained for years and are frankly very good at it. A report from Arras People shines a very interesting light on the post-recession state of the UK Project Management market, suggesting that as organisations begin to grow again there may b...
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Done Right, Multisourcing is the Answer - Whatever the Question

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A 5 Point Check List To Help You Do It Right Multisourcing can completely transform your business. Multisourcing is having a single service provided by a number of suppliers contracting directly with you, the client, or through a multisourcing partner. Multisourcing brings you the best of breed for ...
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You Should Be Paying Less For a Better Service, It Really Is That Simple

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I overheard a company CEO recently, talking about how he had just taken a week out from working "in his business" to work "on his business." It was a fascinating conversation from which I took two central themes. That it is very easy to get mired in management to the point that you fail to lead, lik...
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Podcast - Project Management as a Service - More Questions Answered

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In recent podcasts you've been hearing about Project Management as a Service and answers to your questions as well via Stoneseed.co.uk, here we catch up again with Andrew Buxton to answer a few more of those questions.

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Podcast - Project Management as a Service - Your Questions Answered

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Following on from our recent Event Podcast on Stoneseed’s Innovative approach to Project Management as a Service, we have received lots of questions via Stoneseed.co.uk

In this series of podcasts Stoneseed’s Andrew Buxton and Jamie Buttle answer some of them.

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Could Project Management as a Service Be the Margin Between Failure and Success?

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As we enter the second half of 2014, many businesses and organisations are wrestling with a difficult question. When it comes to IT Project Management do you buy in or develop in-house? And it matters. Quality project management is a critical factor - it can be the difference between success and fai...
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Podcast - A fresh approach to Project Management

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Recorded at a recent event, Andrew Buxton and Jamie Buttle from Stoneseed explain the company's innovative new approach to project management. Stoneseed presents a fresh approach to Programme and Project Management Services Register for our Executive Breakfast Seminar Listen to our Podcast Project M...
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Ten Point Ticklist to Avoid IT Project Fail - And perhaps an even easier way

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According to a recent survey, half of businesses suffered an IT project fail in the past year 1 . Looking on the bright side that means that half of businesses either haven't had an IT project fail, or they're lying (or at least they're not owning up - who likes fessing up to failure?) Almost three ...
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The Future of Project Management?

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The economy is trending upwards and as the country emerges blinking from the dark depths of recession, companies and organisations are starting to take a fresh look at their IT project ambitions. Meanwhile, an interesting development in the contractor/client relationship is being recognised up and d...
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What does the 'I' in CIO really stand for?

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There was a really interesting tweet from @ValaAfshar the other day: "The I in CIO is about integration, innovation, imagination, intelligence, infrastructure, and information." This is especially "i" for interesting because recently the driver of all these other "i"s in the IT world have become muc...
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"What can we do better?""What's going wrong?"Both these questions were asked by different Project Managers leading IT Projects that were failing this year. Both had ...
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