- Written by Lex van der Heijden
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Our community is changing and because Project Management is in fact about people, the Project Manager needs to adapt. The only constant is change ...
In this context Lex has composed the book 'A Practical Guide for Holistic Project Management' which is published by an American publisher. The book is available both as eBook as well as a physical book. Ordering is for instance possible via Amazon.
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What is 'outsourcing', what should I think about when I want to (or may already do), what are the risks involved and where can I find practical tips?
To find an answer to these questions Outsourcing
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The project is finished? Is this true? One of the most important activities is to do a 'lessons learned' session with not only the team but also with the sponsor and management. After this session it is very wise to share this 'lessons learned' with the other Project Managers.
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How important is a project methodology for the success of a project? How important are the 'social skills' of the Project Manager for the success of a project?
The modern Project Manager must have in particular in the current arena (just think of working with "virtual" teams in the context of globalization) a good dose of 'social skills' which may be more important than being able to apply a Project Management methodology. The latter is relatively simple and easy to learn. This does not apply to 'social skills'.
Are companies that insist that their Project Manager master a certain methodology as one of the 'knock-out' criteria for selection aware of this?
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There currently are about 10 different Project Management methods being used. When we restrict ourselves to the Information and Communication Technology than a limited number of methods is remaining. What is the effect of a short 'time to market' on the Project Management methodology?