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Today’s quiz question on project management is…

Let me set some context first before posing you a question around 150 of us were asked. I signed up for an APM webinar on Monday of this week (March 25) and along with around an audience of 150 listened to Martin Samphire and Andy Murray talk about Effective Governance of Change. It was a really worthwhile session and many … Read More >

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Do you carry out a primary survey before starting a project?

By Alison Smith Last weekend I attended an essential first aid course run by St John’s Ambulance. Whilst it covered many life saving skills, as well as treating minor injuries, we initially spent some time discussing how you carry out a primary survey. Just to explain a little more; the idea is that if you come across a casualty, before … Read More >

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The demise of the training manager and the impact for project management

I was asked if I would contribute to a market survey looking at training prospects. One question threw me: What are your thoughts on other aspects of our expectations for 2013? I thought long and hard about the answer to this question and wrote: “We are seeing as part of the cutbacks in companies the demise of the ‘training manager’ … Read More >

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How healthy are you (and your project)?

It has been a tough 6 weeks in the Rosenhead family. We have had our own (small) tsunami of illness. Firstly, my wife fell and broke her wrist, another relative contracted a serious virus, my daughter and I both contracted a chest infection and the list could be longer but I think you get the general drift! My own schedule … Read More >

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What are your project management reporting standards?

A simple question however the answer is often quite complex. Why? The main reason for the complexity is that in some companies (many), there is no agreed standard of what project reporting should look like. To check this out, over the last 3 months I have carried out a simple activity. I got people to describe on a post it … Read More >

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Monitoring and control in projects is essential to avoid risks derailing your project

By Alison Smith This week if you are based anywhere in Europe you cannot fail to have picked up on the major scandal of unexpected meat making its way into commercially produced foods . After the shock, acceptance of what has happened, the search for accountability and the need for a way forward to prevent the issue occurring again, we … Read More >

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