It’s critical to understand how Portfolios, Programmes, Projects and Products — the 4Ps — fit together and how to navigate them in your career. Start here.

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Introduction


LEADERSHIP

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A classic article with new implications — Who’s Got the Monkey?


Most methodologies prescribe them, yet they don’t work. What can we do about it?

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A lady on a teleconference
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Hybrid working is the new norm.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Why is workplace learning important?


CAREER MANAGEMENT

If you keep this simple matrix in mind, you will rarely make poor decisions about the opportunities in your career

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  • Paying to do some training yourself
  • Asking to go on a training course
  • Whether to take a new assignment
  • Volunteering your professional or private time to a project
  • How to spend that free hour that you have
  • Helping a colleague to finish some work on time


SECONDHALFER

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How to prepare for old age


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Why learn about learning?


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Why do project managers need a development plan?

John Davidson

John is a program manager, with a passion for coaching. He writes about the 5Ps — Portfolios, Programs, Projects, Products and Problems, for home and work.

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