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This weeks question…

Is this project a good idea? Someone said recently that: not every idea is a good idea. It needs testing to check out among other things: the business benefits the risks of undertaking this project the investment required and return on investment How? Use of a business case will help….

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How to make your project management training more effective

The course started and I asked who had been on a project training course before. There was one person. He was less than complimentary about the course he had attended using words such as boring; a waste of time and not very effective. I was able to move on pretty quickly before he depressed the rest of the course – … Read More >

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Project management problems – it’s those stakeholders

Yes, it’s the stakeholders who are to blame for the majority of those project problems…well that is how it looks. Let me explain. I ask people who come along to our Perfect Project Course what goes wrong in projects. The list is pretty long and when you start to analyse the lists it does not take too long before you … Read More >

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Who is your project architect?

It may seem strange question so let me explain. When I am working with groups I encourage them to talk about their project problems. We can cover a very wide range of issues and what gets a regular mention are areas such as project management roles, stakeholder management and the need for an overall project management process for delivering projects.  … Read More >

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How much does PowerPoint add to Project Management courses?

The project management course went really well. I did not need to read the evaluation forms to know that it had been a resounding success. I eventually looked at the evaluation forms and they were great with some really supportive comments. There were though 2 opinions that surprised me:  • “the training book was much better than PowerPoint” • “no … Read More >

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How good are you at influencing?

People bring problems to our project management courses – we ask them to! The interesting issue is that most of them are people management issues Problems can be categorised as: • Engaging with people • Getting people on board • Communicating effectively I am not an expert in influencing skills but one person who is and who can address the … Read More >

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