Trent Park

What will you be remembered for?

I have recently taken up Nordic Walking (many thanks to Saracens Rugby Club Sports Foundation for the taster session) and I am really enjoying it. I recently decided to go to Trent Park (in  Enfield) ) for a long walk and while walking I stopped for a moment to absorb what was around me. It was breath taking – trees … Read More >

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elizabeth harrin

Why I’ve Lost My Way As a Project Manager

I read a lot of blogs and articles and I came across this from Elizabeth Harrin who runs a site called a Girls Guide to Project Management. It is a frank and open article and with Elizabeth’s permission I have reproduced this below. The original article can be found here.   Since maternity leave I’ve been in a more operational … Read More >

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Collective belief and its possible impact on projects.

  The project is going well. The prototype has been approved and will be ready in 2 weeks. The budget looks a little strained, which  will soon be sorted once approval for development is given and then the cash will start to flow. Or so they thought. But then the regulations changed. This meant that the prototype was not up … Read More >

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Strategies for Project Sponsorship published by Management Concepts

My first meeting with my project sponsor

This could be an interesting meeting as it is the first time you have met and you want this to go well, setting a good direction for the project. It follows then that you need to start thinking about the preparation that is required for this meeting. There is a wide range of preparation you could do which means it … Read More >

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So new ways of working are needed...

New ways of working are needed….

I said that this was an interesting topic and suggested they may want to start refining the ways they worked by looking at project management. ‘How do you mean’, asked my client? Well, let’s look at the projects completed in the last 12 – 24 months: which ones really delivered against the business case, the objectives and benefits? which ones … Read More >

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How effective is monitoring & control?

Do we need a command and control approach to deal with this issue?

It had been a good day, a long day but a very successful day. I had just completed one of two pilot project management courses for a client and after a meal and rest I decided to watch a few episodes of the West Wing. (Shown on TV 1999- 2006) In one of the episodes, the President of the USA … Read More >

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