We need to make it easy for people to understand project management language

Project management terminolgy – what a turn off

Over the years, I have worked with many professionals – from doctors to engineers; from educators to accountants; from marketers to managers. Each professional group has its own terminology and TLA’s and FLA’s (three and four letter abbreviations – sorry; had to get those in) which for the outsider becomes difficult to follow. But when exactly does tradition become the … Read More >

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hamper

How do you motivate people?

My daughter came home last week.  She was bubbly and jubilant. She has one week to go in her current job and in advance of the new job, the company sent her a huge hamper with all of the food products she will be ‘selling.’ There was lots of food, (her words) lots of wine and a card signed by … Read More >

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Can you keep a promise?

By Alison Smith, Project Agency Last Thursday, the people of London where Project Agency are based, voted in the Mayoral elections.  This year is a key election year as Boris Johnson, who was elected on Thursday will make his mark in history as the Mayor of London during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and also for the London 2012 Olympics … Read More >

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I have control.......

How good is your project monitoring and control? What effect does it have on your projects?

Over the years I have seen a lot of negativity from participants on our project management courses.  However, I noticed last year that when we spoke about project monitoring and control within companies  the level of cynicism seemed to increase. So, I decided turn the cynicism into something that course participants could go away and do something about. I introduced … Read More >

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BBC govt lack vision

Where’s your project & programe management strategy

This morning’s news was full of criticism of the UK Government for its lack strategic thinking is leading to a “patch and mend” approach. The Public Administration Committee said an absence of national strategy was leading to “mistakes” such as those following the recent Budget. Now, there is NO way that I am going to get into a debate about … Read More >

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crash

Crossing the line and learning from it

By Alison Smith, Project Agency I managed to see the recent Formula 1 Grand Prix from China. The teams spent the winter months (when not racing) redesigning their cars and making adjustments according to the new rules in place. They tested the cars in wind tunnels, and on tracks at both their factories and all over the world, to ensure … Read More >

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