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Alison Coleman is a freelance journalist and editor, with 24 years experience, founder of Coleman Media, and a Forbes contributor. She covers stories on all areas of business for national and international online and print publications. Follow her on Twitter @alisonbcoleman or check out her latest work at

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Why Everyone in the Workplace Needs Project Management Skills

In the business world, where processes are becoming more technically sophisticated, lead times for product development are getting shorter, and work is becoming increasingly cross-functional, it’s no real surprise that demand for sound project management skills is on the rise, and not just from the dedicated project management team. “The need for high caliber project...

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Seven Future Trends in Project Management

In this milestone 50th year for the Project Management Institute it’s natural to want to look back at the significant trends have shaped the project management profession over the last five decades, namely globalization of the discipline, and the explosion of methods, techniques and practices being applied to projects. Looking ahead, new trends continue to...

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Uniting the Multigenerational Workforce

Employers understand the importance of diversity in the workforce and with many organizations now employing five or six generations of employees, they have ready access to a diverse pool of mature and emerging talent that can bring enormous benefits to the business. However, this can also create challenges. How do employers motivate and engage multiple...

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Gen Z: Project Managing Their Futures

Teenagers are making their presence felt in the tech start-up world, developing apps, creating social networks, and building online businesses at a remarkable pace. Far from treating them as side hustles to their schoolwork, these youngsters take their tech ventures very seriously, demonstrating discipline, drive, and determination while developing the project management skills and strategies...

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Creative Ways to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged and Motivated

Remote working has become the norm in the modern world of work, with digital technology enabling members of teams in different locations and different time zones to work together on the same project. With that comes the modern-day challenge of keeping remote team members motivated and engaged, especially when in all likelihood they have never...

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PMI Report: The Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Project Management

We dive into the latest report from the Project Management Institute: Next Practices: Maximizing the Benefits of Disruptive Technologies on Projects....

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The Real Impact of Emotional Intelligence in Project Management

In the right hands, emotional intelligence is key to moving a project from idea to completion. But, is there a dark side to possessing emotional smarts? Reporter Alison Coleman explores the role of EQ in the PM world....

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Project Manager Talent Gap: How to Make the Most of It

Growing demand for project professionals is fueling a worldwide talent gap, which means it's a great time to be a project manager. Learn how PMs can take advantage of the gap to grow their careers....

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How Big Data Can Give Project Managers The Edge In Manufacturing

If you're a project manager with big data skills and knowledge, the manufacturing industry wants to talk to you....

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How to Win Project Buy-In from Senior Stakeholders

While there are many reasons why projects go off the rails, one of the most common is a lack of buy-in from the stakeholders, including members of the senior executive team. Here's how to secure the buy-in that's crucial to project delivery....

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Industry 4.0 Series: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing

Once the stuff of science fiction, the idea of artificial intelligence (AI) carrying out tasks that only humans could previously achieve has become a reality....

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How Manufacturers Can Gain Competitive Advantage Through Servitization

In a fiercely competitive global market, manufacturers' product margins face increasing pressure, forcing them to look for ways to differentiate their businesses. Many are going down the servitization route, a digital transformation that enables them to provide services and solutions that supplement their traditional product offerings....

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