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Thanks for joining us at The Digital Watercooler, the best place for the latest news and topics in the world of project management and service delivery. This month we look at some of the most popular topics from the last three months, we share our latest case study about The Open University and the changes we've made to our Cloud software to give users even better security and protection.

Business Intelligence strategyIs it time to consider your BI strategy?  

According to Gartner's Data and Analytics Challenges and Trends, by 2020 the number of data and analytics experts in the business units will grow at three times the rate of the experts in IT departments.

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Seven shocks project managers need to be aware of in a disrupted future 

Business man holding electricity light bolt in his hands conceptThe world is becoming increasingly aware there is no such thing as 'normal' any more by Project Manager Today.

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ISO 21500 Series Project Management Standards

Business man giving a presentation to his team-1 What many folks, in the project management community, may not realise is the ISO 21500 standard for project management is a growing series of standards covering different elements by Ten Six Consulting.

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Criteria for measuring project successHEAD-Project_Success_Metrics-_Keeping_Projects_On_Time__26_On_Budget_Hero_no_text

Because 'project failure' is subjective, it's essential to build success criteria into a project plan by Capterra.


5 ways to effectively manage shifting prioritiesHelp on managing shifting priorities-1

Do your project priorities shift like sand on a beach?

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5 common resource planning problems and how to solve them5 common resource planning problems and how to solve them-1

Effective planning of resources is one of the key drivers of business success.

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7 benefits of hiring a consultant for your IT project

7 benefits of hiring a consultant for your IT project_500 According to Oxford Economics Workforce 2020: "83% of executives worldwide say they are increasingly using contingent, intermittent, or consultant employees".

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