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Olympic security debacle – lack of controls?

The UK media and newspapers are so full of a story it I thought I would add my thought – specifically the link with project management. An overview The Olympic Games start in 7 days and it’s reported that ‘we are good to go.’ Well almost. For those who have not read about the security debacle you may want to … Read More >

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The team has a view however so does the project team and the new team member!

The new project team member – 3 views

So the new team member will come on board shortly. The previous team member left the company to take a job 300 miles away and that was some 5 weeks ago. How on earth will he ever catch up? How will he fit in? Here is a snap shot of thinking from three viewpoints: the new team member the project … Read More >

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Does your gateway process REALLY work?

Where is your project Gateway review?

I have worked in many companies where they employ a Gateway review process. I have given the word a capital ‘G’ as I believe it warrants it though my wife; the Grammarian in the family would really quibble! I believe the Gateway process has a significant and strategic place in project and programme management so let’s look at what a … Read More >

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A picture of all the capsules going across the Thames

Will you visit this finished project? Great views.

Last Sunday saw me rise pretty early and take the London Underground and Overground system to visit a new project. Britain’s first urban cable car service was opened across the Thames just in time for the Olympic Games on 28 June and I paid it a visit. The crossing is from Royal Victoria (Docklands tube line) and North Greenwich (Jubilee … Read More >

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360 assessment for project staff

I started my training and development career quite a long time ago! I worked with supervisors and managers, helping them to develop key skills and knowledge. A big issue for both groups was the need to develop the skills to deliver effective performance appraisals. I ran many performance management courses with an emphasis on building skills for the inevitable interview, … Read More >

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We don’t need project management training, we have PM software!

A few weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with a senior manager. He originally wanted some project management training for a group of around 50 staff. I explored the issues and possibilities and sent him some information by email suggesting a follow up. When I called him back – around 10 days later; all change he told me. They … Read More >

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