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Where will you be on Tuesday?

Tuesday sees me in Central London with Epilepsy Action. I am a Trustee of the Charity and they are holding a series of events around the country. Tuesday its London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh. What is happening? Epilepsy Action is launching a national campaign to raise awareness among the general public of different kinds of seizures and appropriate first aid. … Read More >

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It couldn’t happen in a project…surely not?

Yesterday saw the arrest of a 31-year-old man in connection with allegations of unauthorised trading which has cost Swiss banking group UBS an estimated $2bn (£1.3bn). He has been detained by police in London. Jonathan Siburn Assistant City Editor, Independent suggested: If ever there was an advertisement for splitting retail banks from investment banks, here it is. Looking for an … Read More >

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The Perfect Project

I know there is a golden rule with blogging; don’t advertise yourself. But you see I have to! Why? I got 2 great comments from a course I ran recently I felt I had to share them. This happens to coincide with a date we have coming up for an open project management course in London. So I thought; why … Read More >

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The Project Management Conundrum

I was speaking to a client on the phone. It was an agreed follow up call asked for by the client 3 months ago. The conversation went something like this. Client: Our training budget has been cut unfortunately. Me: Just to reflect back, you told me there is lots of change in the company. You also mentioned that there is … Read More >

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Change management – it makes money (for others)

She held the group with her illustrations of money making. This is the only way I can describe a course we ran for a client. A relatively new staff member explained that she was the only member of her family not to go into the family building company. It did small repairs through to major builds. She explained that the … Read More >

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Work breakdown structure – HOW?

I have written before about the need for project managers and project team members to have excellent questioning skills. This aspect comes into its own during the session when I explain the concept of work breakdown structure (WBS). I describe what it is, its importance and how to develop a WBS. Once I have demonstrated with the group how to … Read More >

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