Strategic management and Innovation

A new era of project management for service companies

Until the mid-2000s, it was very difficult to hear about agile project management methods. The most modern IT teams in more flexible companies were probably testing these methods in software design and maintenance. After over ten years, we can only hear of agile methods. If you do not have agile principles in managing your projects, you have become anachronistic. However, is this true? Alternatively, we are facing a wave created to sell consultancies and courses to the new generations?

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Eight vital documents for the project control

Documents are not only about museum and bureaucratic stuff. They are part of the company’s day-to-day, and overriding for a good project control. After all, there is no control without information. And, there is no information without record. This article lists eight indispensable documents to lead a successful project. It’s important that they are all written plainly and clearly in order not to give room to different interpretations. 

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[TEST] What kind of professional are you? Take the Enneagram Test and find it out

You must have already heard of the “Facebook tests”. Yes, those that have been enormously successful, no matter how unreliable they seem. They are used both to find out if you are going to be successful this year and what historical figure you were in a past life, or even what would be your name if you were a planet. All right: The Enneagram Test which we are addressing here is going to help you find out what kind of professional you are.

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Everyone aware of their roles: a matrix for assigning task-owners

Have you ever stopped to reflect on the complexity of producing a film? Take Hollywood productions, for example. Hundreds, and sometimes even thousands of professionals can be involved in the making of a blockbuster movie. From the head of special effects to individual make-up artists, everyone needs to know exactly what he or she needs to be doing so that everything stays on schedule and goes ahead as planned. A little slip can be catastrophic. When that same level of complexity starts to appear in the corporate world, it’s essential to find a tool in the mould of the RACI matrix.

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Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes

In this blog, we frequently touch on methodologies that are employed to make management practices more versatile and dynamic. And it’s no wonder: the issues that we cover here tend to focus on trends in technology, and we all know how fast that market is capable of changing. Therefore, these methods gain even more importance since they are used to help simplify your processes, making your company more responsive to any new demands that the market throws in your direction. One important method is the lean methodology, which prioritizes efficiency and employee integration. In today’s post, we’ll take a deeper look at what this methodology is all about.

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Leadership skills in three keywords

It’s done! You’ve been promoted to coordinator and have the mission to apply your leadership skills to a team – or sector. This is all you’ve ever dreamt of in order to show your talent, but the remaining question is: Have you got leadership skills? Leadership is natural for some people, while for others it may be learned. Should you be a little puzzled about how to start, we’ve summarized in three keywords what it means to be a leader.

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How to make your workflow more efficient and help your business grow

Automating tasks and creating KPIs to measure your team’s performance is no longer a differentiating factor, it’s an essential tool for your company to achieve growth. There can be no success without a workflow that provides for performance gains and scalability. Whether your organization is a startup where people have multiple responsibilities, a more mature (but less nimble) company or even an agency, it is high time to revisit your workflows.

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Aligned expectations and established priorities: learn about the stack methodology and its benefits

A lack of time is the bugbear of the 21st-century business world. A thousand things to do, employees to manage and a never-ending list of urgent tasks are all now part of every manager’s daily routine. Everything needs to be delivered immediately, and things can easily spiral out of control. But, time is not always our enemy – we have to keep in mind that it is finite, and we need to organise ourselves accordingly. Several quite productive ways of putting life in order exist, and one of them is stack methodology, which we’ll discuss here.

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