not this type of planning

How good is your project planning?

No, I do not mean production of Gantt charts or estimating time and money or using planning software or even developing a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure). I mean developing a plan so you have sufficient capacity and capability to deliver the overall project management agenda. Capacity – sufficient project manager’s to run the projects you have already and are likely … Read More >

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Loiner House Gantt Chart

“Can you show me how to produce a Gantt chart?”

I received the above request a few days ago and I was taken aback by what lay behind the request. I asked a range of questions: what are the objectives for this project? what is your role in this project? who has asked for the Gantt chart? what is the end date for the project and the value of the … Read More >

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How creative are you and your project team?

Can The Personality Traits of a Project Manager Contribute to Project Success?

From time to time we publish a guest Blog – this is a guest Blog by Michelle Symonds which is well worth a read. Certain personality traits can contribute to the success of a project manager and other traits can hamper the effective management of a team and a project. So cultivating certain personality traits and moderating others can lead … Read More >

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Do you take responsibility?

What do you do when someone does not take responsibility?

The course was going really well. Great participation, good questions and lots of relating the course back to their own projects and their own places of work. Then came the question: “so what do you do when someone does not take responsibility?” The person mentioned that on several projects they had been involved in one person let down the team. … Read More >

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My Big Cry – Confronting My Limiting Factors

Over the years I have read many blogs, articles, tweets. They all add to my knowledge base and I can use and do use many of the ideas in the running of project management training courses. One very powerful Blog I read recently was written by Susanne Madsen.  I met Susanne earlier this year discussing many issues including project management … Read More >

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My plea to project sponsors

Project manager (PM) – so you are asking me to deliver this project by 30 January 2013? (This is after a 30 minute discussion about the project) Project sponsor (PS) – yes, that’s right PM – At this stage, I cannot be certain that we can deliver this by the end date. PS. Why do you say this? PM –  … Read More >

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