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Exciting things are happening in Kazakhstan!
Submitted by Al Carl, Director Professional Development at PMI OVOC

I recently had the opportunity to visit Kazakhstan, to visit the former capital city of Almaty and to attend the VII Astana Economic Forum and the II World Anti-Crisis Conference. And as a director of PMI OVOC I took the opportunity to meet with representatives of the team working on establishing a new PMI Chapter in Kazakhstan. Click here for rest of exciting article!
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Store and share accounting and project management files more securely
Business 2 Community
We've said it before and we'll say it again — your business is only as good as your security. And if you're running a business like construction, legal, or any consulting work like design, you need to be secure on the go, so your face is in front of clients not your desktop.
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10 leadership best practices for project managers
Liquid Planner
Being a project manager who leads a team can be a tricky role. You're tasked with running a smooth project schedule and being a leader. Acting as a project manager and a team lead are two distinct roles.
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Fine-tuning your project management style: 4 tips on how to successfully blend Agile, Waterfall methodologies
FierceCIO
An Agile versus Waterfall battle is raging in the project management ranks. Agile loyalists see the benefit of empowering individuals and teams in a bottom-up approach that produces a faster, more responsive way of working. Meanwhile, traditionalists prefer a top-down Waterfall approach that neatly outlines all the steps in the project and defines the scope, budget and schedule upfront — minimizing risk and uncertainty.
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Tech skills just the start for today's chief information officers
The Globe and Mail
Once relegated to a back-end role in the office, chief information officers are now increasingly at the forefront of helping to shape company strategy. According to "DNA of a CIO," a recent report by recruiting firm Hays Specialist Recruitment Canada, technical skills are no longer king when it comes to the most senior tech position in management. Instead, having a grasp of the company's vision is the real defining character of success.
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Hate your boss? Change your attitude
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If you don't have a great boss, you can complain ... or do something about it. Most people complain and do nothing. Steve Arneson, a leadership coach based in Boulder, CO, urges you to act, instead.

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10 ways to know you'd make a good project manager, whatever that is
Upstart
What the heck does the term "project manager" mean? And how do you know you've got what it takes to be a success? The phrase is thrown around so frequently, in so many different instances, that the answers to those questions don't come easily.

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5 ways to save time on your project
ProjectManager.com
There are some words that project managers have come to dread: "Can you deliver it faster?" Spend enough time as a project manager or with project sponsors and you'll realize that this question gets asked a lot, and they don't always want you to answer honestly!

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Project management platform Wrike challenges Asana with new workflow tools
TechCrunch
When it comes to web-based project management tools, we are spoiled for options these days. Popular ones include Asana, which coincidentally released its new iOS app today, Podio and Atlassian's collaboration services. One lesser-known competitor is Wrike, a project management and collaboration service that raised $10 million from Bain Capital last year. The company is launching a major update to its service that will allow it to compete with the likes of Asana even more effectively.
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The CPO, bringing the strength of the project manager into the executive boardroom
ITWeb
A common lament from project managers is that they are responsible, held accountable, and yet hold no authority, says Yolandi Nortje, executive of Intuate Group. The introduction of a chief project officer (CPO) — an individual at the executive level, who is responsible for providing governance over the organisation's internal project portfolio — is a trend taking on greater significance in the project management industry as it has a direct impact on this area of the business.
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New project management solution? 6 key areas to think about
Business 2 Community
For consultancy businesses it's essential that they are able to tightly manage the progress of a project. When every project involves a degree of risk, relevant information needed to manage that risk can't only be stored in the laptop or head of the project manager. The key is to ensure that the necessary data is available to all, something made possible with the appropriate project management IT solution.
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