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Leading Virtual Teams

| Saturday, 28 September 2019

Leading geographically dispersed teams is far more complex compared to leading colocated teams. As more organisations embrace the mobile work force, it is imperative to equip yourself with the necessary skills to lead virtual teams effectively. Watch this quick video on how to lead virtual teams mor...

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AgilePM Fast Track 25

| Wednesday, 31 July 2019

AgilePM Fast Track Group 25 are hard at work, studying for the exam today. We wish the team on the AgilePM Fast Track Group 25 all the best with your AgilePM Foundation exams today. You have produced some excellent results so far! Good luck with your AgilePM Foundation exam.

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Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) Courses & Certifications

| Thursday, 31 January 2019

We have added 5 SAFe® courses to our portfolio, which will provide you with everything needed to plan, prepare, and execute a successful Lean-Agile transformation. The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) for Lean Enterprises is the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility. Kn...

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Britehouse Management Development Programme

| Friday, 2 November 2018

Congratulations Team Britehouse who completed the Management Development Program today. Check out the team wrapping up their development journey with their power presentations. We are super proud of you!

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How to Prepare for a Performance Review

| Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Do you have a performance review coming up? Are you feeling a little nervous? Watch this quick video on How to Prepare for a Performance Review which will ensure you are adequately prepared and shine with confidence!

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Presentations: Dealing with Trouble Makers

| Friday, 15 June 2018

Effectively presenting to a diverse group of people can be a daunting task... Your job becomes even more difficult when you add trouble makers to the mix. Watch this quick video to provide you with some tips and tricks on how to deal with troublemakers during presentations.

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What is Strategic Agility?

| Thursday, 31 May 2018

Watch this quick video on what Strategic Agility is and what you need to put in place to be Strategically Agile.

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Introducing the Praxis Framework™: A better way to manage projects

| Friday, 1 December 2017

Praxis is a free, community driven framework which can help you and your organisation realise the intended benefits of projects, programmes and portfolios - keeping stakeholders happy. The Praxis Framework™ is a combination of four types of best practice guidance; Knowledge, Method, Competency ...

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Linking Attitudes to Behaviour - Betari Box

| Thursday, 23 March 2017

Watch this quick video on how to use the Betari Box to improve the mood and behaviour in the work place

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10 Tips on Forming Strategic Partnerships

| Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Watch this quick video on how to build strategic partnerships with your suppliers

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Increasing Engagement - Demotivated Co-Worker

| Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Watch this quick video on how to increase engagement levels with demotivated co-workers.

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How to Deal with Different Personalities at Work

| Monday, 27 February 2017

Watch this quick video on how to deal with different personalities at work.

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Virtual PMP & PMI-ACP Certification Programmes

| Monday, 20 February 2017

In order to assist those movers and shakers who cannot take extended time away from the office to attend training in order to prepare you for the PMP or PMI-ACP exams, we have launched a virtual programme.  What this means is that you attend the face-to-face alignment course to bring you up to ...

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To Grow Model

| Monday, 20 February 2017

Watch this quick video on how to improve your coaching skills using the To GROW model.

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Successful Project Delivery - Organisations that get it and the ones that don‘t

| Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Let‘s face it - Human beings have been running projects since "Pa fell off the bus". So why is it that so many projects across all industries, irrespective of size, complexity and risk exposure just don‘t hack it? I like to refer to them as the lumps of coal. And then we have the gems - th...

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Are you present, relevant and in demand?

| Wednesday, 27 July 2016

As a result of the global economy shrinking daily, many organisations are focusing on cutting out non-value added activities, automating job functions and profitability. The knock on effect is that more and more skilled people are unemployed – they simply are not present, relevant and in deman...

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Need Training on Demand?

| Wednesday, 27 July 2016

pm.ideas has launched it‘s Virtual Learning Solutions for those who need self-paced online learning. If you are a novice or an expert, the courses will satisfy your learning requirements and for those certified professionals this is a great way to earn your PDUs.  Our latest course titles ...

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PMBOK® - Sixth Edition Exposure Draft Open for Comment

| Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Key Dates Draft English Version in PDF: Available in first quarter of 2017 Published Launch Date: Third quarter of 2017 in English and 10 other languages PMP® Exam certification updates are expected to occur in Q1 2018 as a result of the PMBOK changes Content Enhancements: Agile practices incor...

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Staff Development: Critical to the successful implementation of Business Strategy

| Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Gone are the days of just training for the sake of training... businesses have no option but to align the required skills to benefit strategy. Strategies are developed to continuously ensure business growth and competitive advantage. One of the most important enablers of business strategy are our p...

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Mastering Business Analysis and PMI-PBA® Certification Preparation Programme

| Sunday, 22 March 2015

The business analysis role is often misunderstood. In addition, business analysis may performed by any individual who is responsible for performing the work regardless of the persons title. Organisations today may find that the business analysis is being performed by a range of people, for example, ...

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PMI-ACP® Certification Preparation Programme & APMG‘s AgilePM®

| Sunday, 22 March 2015

Agile management or agile project management is an iterative and incremental method of managing the design and build activities for engineering, information technology, and new product or service development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner, for example agile software development...

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Project Management Trends

| Thursday, 19 March 2015

With the first quarter of the year almost done and dusted, we hope that 2015 is treating you well! We are constantly looking at ways to improve and expand our offerings, and have a host of new offerings for you. If you perform business analysis functions on your projects, check out the Mastering bus...

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Project Management, Leadership & Business Skills Training

| Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Project Management, Leadership & Business Skills Training The reason for our existence is to strengthen the capabilities of people, enabling organisational improvement. This is achieved through aligning the right training programmes, to the individual‘s needs. By targeting specific areas of de...

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Organising Projects for Success!

| Wednesday, 18 September 2013

We are hoping with the onset of Spring that you and your organisation are feeling a sense of rejuvenation. We are constantly looking at ways to improve and expand our offerings, and have a host of new offerings for you to try! The theme of this edition is Project leadership. Often we think Project ...

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What do you mean Project Leadership... isn’t that why we hire Project Managers?

| Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Bahia Sarlie, PMP® - PM.Ideas Consultant Project Management is a relatively young discipline (in comparison to engineering for example) and is constantly evolving. Similarly, the perception that the accountability for successful projects lies exclusively with the Project Manager has been consi...

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Special offer: Project Management Exchange 2013

| Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The PMExchange is an annual gathering of practitioners, executives, academics and service providers in Project Management. This event will be held in South Africa for the first time on 22nd October 2013. This year’s theme is ‘Understanding Projects in Africa.’ As the Platinum Sponsor,...

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Top Tips on Project Leadership (Bahia Sarlie, Consultant, PM.Ideas)

| Wednesday, 18 September 2013

A lot of ground has been covered on the roles that executives should play to ensure more successful projects, but project managers are expected to deliver projects successfully, despite the maturity of the project environment. To this end, I would like to offer some tried and tested tips and tricks ...

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Understanding PRINCE2® vs PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition

| Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Due to the recent launch of our PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner programmes, many of our clients have been asking us about the difference between The Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Managemen...

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Full steam ahead at PM.Ideas

| Tuesday, 2 July 2013

We are sure many of you have been in the process of winding down your financial year end, and gearing up for the start of your new year. We at PM.Ideas have been doing just this, and we feel it is a time of reflection and rejuvenation. With a host of new product offerings on the go, we are excited a...

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Psychology in the Workplace by Phillippa Morassi (Manager: Marketing)

| Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Many psychological theories exist through which we can better understand individuals. These theories can be applied to the workplace in order to understand your employees, executives, colleagues, or team members as people. Psychology is a profession with people at the heart of it; so, too, is your c...

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PM.Ideas assists Imfuyo Projects in Defining their Industrialisation Plan

| Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Doug Serroul, Chief Operating Officer at Imfuyo Projects had the following to say: “With our ongoing discussions and negotiations with Alstom on the Prasa Rolling Stock Renewal Project, we were faced with developing and submitting, in a very short period of time, a very crucial document to Als...

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10 Tips on Psychology in the Workplace by Phillippa Morassi (Manager: Marketing)

| Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Freud’s Psychodynamic Theory: People have unconscious drives, desires and motivations. If you can bring these to the conscious mind, you will be able to understand your colleagues and team members more effectively. Frankl’s Existential Theory: People are constantly searching for meaning i...

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Project Management Exchange 2013

| Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The PMExchange is an annual gathering of practitioners, executives, academics and service providers in Project Management. This event will be held in South Africa for the first time on 25th July 2013. This year’s theme is ‘Understanding Projects in Africa.’ As the Platinum Sponsor, PM...

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Building your successes in 2013

| Thursday, 4 April 2013

Building your successes in 2013 We’re sure you’re also marvelling at how the year has started so quickly, and that April is upon us already! We hope your first quarter has been prosperous and challenging! For those of you winding down your financial year end, this is a time for reflectio...

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Can Agile and Waterfall Coexist? (Robert Kent, Consultant)

| Thursday, 4 April 2013

The word “agile” has caught on as a buzzword in the world of product development. The great thing about buzzwords is that they attract a lot of attention. Agile has been touted as the next best thing in the mystical world of project management with many believing that it is the logical rep...

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Tips & Tools of the Trade : Can agile and waterfall effectively co-exist?

| Thursday, 4 April 2013

Can agile and waterfall effectively co-exist? Review the tips below to help your organisation develop ways for them to do so: As an agile practitioner, communicate with waterfall stakeholders about how you’d like to work together. Answer their questions about agile, and ask for their help in ma...

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New PRINCE 2® Certification Courses

| Thursday, 4 April 2013

PM.Ideas has been awarded Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) status with the APM Group Ltd (APMG), and we are launching our PRINCE 2® Foundation and Practitioner certification courses! The 3 day PRINCE 2® Foundation course gives learners an understanding of the PRINCE 2® principle...

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Welcome to 2013 – A new year brings new beginning and industry change!

| Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A Happy New Year to you! We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2013, filled with challenges, and new opportunities! We are in full swing, and look forward to bringing you exciting offerings during 2013. Our two day course in Lean Enablers for Managing Complex Engineering Projects will be our first ne...

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Developing Junior Project Managers (Leonard Snoyman – PMP®)

| Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Chip Bell defined mentoring as - "Someone who helps someone else learn something that he or she would have learned less well, more slowly or not at all if left alone". In the early years of my career, I changed career streams from an Electronics environment into a Project Office as a Project Adminis...

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10 Tips on Developing Junior Project Managers (Leonard Snoyman, PMP® )

| Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Remember that people are fundamental to success within Project Management. Get people to work with you and not for you. Understand personality style differences. Be cognisant of cultural differences. Use real experiences to make coaching more authentic. Perform a personal SWOT analysis of the junio...

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Staying abreast with PMI®s updated standards and bodies of knowledge

| Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has launched an update to the foundation standards, Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) – Fifth Edition, The Standard for Program Management – Third Edition, The Standard for Portfolio Management – Third Edition. As a result,...

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Closing Out ‘Project 2012‘

| Tuesday, 27 November 2012

We are sure you’ll all agree that 2012 has been a dynamic and challenging year! Project implementation has been on the rise and companies have highlighted an increased need for project, program and portfolio management offices, collaboration tools and best practice methodologies to assist in t...

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Managing the Human Side of Change in Projects (Bahia Sarlie & Karin Deacon)

| Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Managing the Human Side of Change in Projects (Bahia Sarlie & Karin Deacon – Human Beings who work, laugh and play at PM.Ideas) ”It is impossible to change organisations which do not accept the danger of their present way of doing things...organisations only change when the people in the...

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Project Management in the African Context

| Tuesday, 27 November 2012

PMExchange Zimbabwe The 3rd Edition of the Project Management Exchange (PME) was held in Harare, Zimbabwe, on the 19th July 2012, encouraging interaction, discussion and collaboration in the project management community. One of PM.Ideas’ goals is to develop project management competency in Af...

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10 Tips on Managing the Human Side of Change in Projects

| Tuesday, 27 November 2012

10 Tips on Managing the Human Side of Change in Projects (Bahia Sarlie & Karin Deacon – Human Beings who work, laugh and play at PM.Ideas) Build a compelling case for the project; in other words, the change. Send consistent messages in terms of the commitment to the change – Walk the Talk...

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Lean Enablers for Managing Complex Engineering Projects

| Tuesday, 27 November 2012

We are delighted to announce a new training course that we will be launching in February 2013. Lean Enablers for Managing Complex Engineering Projects is a 2 day training programme which will provide learners with the key lean enabler tools and techniques required to manage complex engineering proje...

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Helping you to tackle Time, Cost and Quality

| Tuesday, 8 May 2012

While time stops for no man, it is important to take a step back every now and then to reflect on how you are currently working. We are all so busy working that we seldom come up for air in our busy days, to evaluate our progress and plan for the future. The key issues that continuously come up in d...

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Igniting Players to Reach Their Full Potential (Karin Deacon - PMP®, Prince2 Practitioner)

| Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Igniting Players to Reach Their Full Potential (Karin Deacon - PMP®, PRINCE2 Practitioner) In today’s fast paced business environment, many organisations understand that a critical success factor in staying on top of your game is to create a “high performance organisation”; wher...

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10 Tips on Igniting Players to Reach Their Full Potential (Karin Deacon)

| Tuesday, 8 May 2012

10 Tips on Igniting Players to Reach Their Full Potential (Karin Deacon - PMP®, Prince2 Practitioner) Listen Set unambiguous goals Explain the what, not the how Inspire, energise, and facilitate Players need time to try new things Players will make mistakes – the way you react is vital Ask...

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Knowledge Accelerator Membership Programme

| Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Our recently launched Knowledge Accelerator Membership Programme has been a huge success in its first two months, resulting in almost 200 members so far! Our members have received huge rewards from their training experiences – from learning how to effectively manage their project teams in Leade...

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