Explicitly teaching graduate students project management - a skill set they typically learn through trial and error - could mean better research and employability.
Graduate students have much to offer the non-academic workforce based on critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Universities need to help them articulate these skills for employers.
Project managers are the forgotten heroes of major building projects across the world.
Poor communication isn’t the problem, it’s the inability of leadership to understand what’s being communicated.
An inexperienced senior executive may defer to inappropriate sources for advice, treating technical disagreements as personality conflicts or interference.
Public IT projects like Melbourne’s myki come in over-budget and far behind schedule, if at all, often because contacts are based on specific technology, not how it will be used.
Governments have never been more keen to leverage information technology for public projects, but their track record isn’t particularly good. In Victoria, myki has been branded a “disaster from touch on…