Working with virtual project teams
It has become almost impossible to pick up a newspaper or business magazine and not see a reference to the so-called skills shortage. The war for talent, the void to be created by the retirement of baby boomers, and the falling quality of university graduates have occupied both academics and politicians alike.
High on the list of occupations in shortage are engineers, IT professionals, planners, cost controllers, estimators, programmers and business analysts among other team member roles required to deliver projects.
Managing stakeholders in infrastructure projects
Not so long ago, stakeholder management was merely about dealing with various parties’ issues as they arose. There was a vague understanding of the people involved and if a problem occurred, the project manager would cross that bridge when the time came.
Lately, stakeholder management has become more sophisticated, taking up a greater amount of time and effort up front. Recognising that people are the project is the first step towards stakeholder engagement. Beyond that, it’s a way to ensure that issues are heard at the beginning so that they can be addressed in the project plan and realised as a benefit upon closure.
An indigenous perspective of projects, community and culture
Any person who comes from one culture and is tasked with working with another should take into account other people’s needs and cultural diversity in a project, says Donald Christophersen of Morning Star Indigenous Inservices. “If you don’t realise that other people’s culture will have a huge impact on any activity, anywhere, how can you […]
Project management recruitment today
A vox pop of project management recruiters on the challenges in the field today. Michael Chachaty Associate Director at BlueVisions Management What is the biggest challenge facing project manager recruitment today? The biggest challenge facing project management recruitment is matching the candidate to technical requirements as well as the equally important cultural alignment. Put simply, […]
The basics of project management recruitment
Corporations the world over are always seeking to increase corporate value. Change and project management are key variables in the equation for increasing corporate returns. Business today is changing faster than ever before and with it comes numerous challenges, particularly for the people needed to navigate the business successfully. With the rapid changes in consumer […]