Creating New Market in Recession

    It is important to know what innovation is and not, the difference between innovation, disruption and technology.  Innovation is not creativity, not technology. It’s the value that can be created from new ideas, technology is only a tool. Disruption itself is about creating new value from existing market that changes the dynamics. SMEs need to understand how innovation can help their business or disrupt it. They have to…

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Learn To Earn in Difficult Times

  Games are changing, paradigms are shifting and traditional methods are failing too fast. Start-ups are challenging the status quo; big businesses are going lean and smart. It is time to build capacities; innovate to achieve better results. It is time to projectise business delivery to deliver value to clients. To earn more, you must learn more, to stay relevant in your business and career:  To stay ahead of competition,…

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Meet Your New Competitor, Innovation!

Games are changing, paradigms are shifting and traditional methods are failing too fast. Businesses are going lean and smart, cloud solutions are taking over, and start-ups are challenging the status quo. Your competitor is no longer your competition, innovation is. Technology is taking over, disruption is the name of the game. From Alibaba to Netflix, Uber to Airbnb, Konga to Jumia, the on-demand economy is here to stay, innovative business…

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Project Management Makes the Difference!

  Business is Project: The only difference between a performing and a non-performing organisation is simply Project Management! Read more.. With the reality economic downturns and dwindling national fortunes, it is important for business owners, managers and professionals to know how to effectively manage resources, and achieve more with less. The achievement of business goals and results is predicated upon the understanding and application of the principles of project management….

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Improving Business Productivity through Essential Skills!

“The Marketing, Communication, Team Work and Negotiation Skills has broadened my idea on how to improve our Company”- Wuraola Osode (The iCademy Past Delegate) To sustain your business in a tough economy, you need to learn how to enhance your business skills of marketing, communication, negotiation and lead a winning team. Gain insight on skills and strategies that will drive success in business/workplace by registering for our Essential Business Skills….

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Learn Your Way Out of Recession…

The economy is “technically” in recession – Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun. These are obviously not the best of times, economically. Companies are downsizing and people are losing jobs. This present situation, though very challenging presents plenty opportunities. Tough times definitely require tough thinking, strategy and innovations. However, it is not all bad news, there is a silver lining in every dark cloud. There is a solution and it…

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Certifications (PMP, BA, PRINCE2, ITIL, SixSigma): Why Do I Need It?

This question is often asked by people who already have jobs, “I have a job and I am performing well, why would I need a certification?” Graduates also ask the question, “If I have my degree why do I need a certification?” Primarily the main reason for getting certified is to validate your Knowledge/ Experience. Below are a few more complimenting reasons you need to get certified. Market Yourself Certifications…

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PRINCE2 VS PMP

PRINCE2 is an acronym for Projects IN Controlled Environments; it is a methodological approach to managing projects.  It is originated from UK Government as a solution to failed public projects and now owned by AXELOS (A joint venture between UK Cabinet Office and Capita). It is widely used in over 150 countries, as at today, it is a methodological approach to project management. PMP® and CAPM certifications are centred on the Project Management Body of…

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Set S.M.A.R.T objectives

SMART stands for Specific Measurable Attainable/Achievable/Appropriate Relevant Time Specific – What exactly are we going to do for whom? The “specific” part of an objective tells us what will change for whom in concrete terms. It identifies the population or setting, and specific actions that will result. In some cases it is appropriate to indicate how the change will be implemented (e.g., through training). Coordinate, partner, support, facilitate, and enhance…

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May Offers

HIGH IMPACT DISCOUNTED TRAINING The strength of a business and that of a nation lies in its workforce. The greatest investment is self-improvement, invest in yourself for greater capacity. In the month of May The iCademy (The Learning and Development Unit of iCentra) is offering up to 40% discount on Project Management and Essential Business skills training. This limited offer is for the first ten people to register for any of our programmes…

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