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Clients want practical project management training….

I work with many professional staff whose exposure to projects has thus far been low or non-existent. They can be a marketer, a social worker, IT specialist, in HR to name but a small few. Many of these people are given ‘substantial tasks’ and find themselves needing help and support and training. This is where I come in. We normally … Read More >

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The real value of project management paperwork.

“I don’t like all this paperwork,” said one of my course participants ” “OK, so would you like to tell us your reasoning?” I asked him. “Well, it will slow the project down if I have to all of the things you mention. I want a quick delivery and I won’t get it this way” “Let’s examine this with the … Read More >

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The definitive guide of who should go on a project management course

I run project management courses for many different organisations and it never ceases to amaze me that people who come along to one of our courses do not know why they are on the course or they are wondering when they will pick up their first project. Just last week I had two people on the course who asked me … Read More >

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olympic overspend

“Great news; project budget increased!”

In the immortal words of Victor Meldrew I do not believe it (British humour at its best!). £7million per HOUR for the London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. This was the headline in The Mail Online The Telegraph on line quoted a cost of £250,000 per day to keep the Olympic site secure with The Guardian suggesting London 2012 Olympics … Read More >

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Project management methodologies – they are only guidelines

#PMCHAT is a weekly, on-line chat for Twitterers (hopefully the right term) all over the world. Anyone who is on Twitter can join in. It starts with a pre-game show where a featured person comes on – line and talks about the topic of the week. It is held every Friday though not this week as its Thanksgiving and starts … Read More >

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risk happens

Risk Happens – Managing Risk & Avoiding Failure in Business Projects

In this book author Mike Clayton brings together I believe many of the ideas and practices that will help you and your company identify and manage risks in projects. What makes it so different from other books on this topic is that Mike uses very practical rather than academic approaches to project risks. Practical approaches – there are well over … Read More >

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