Leadership development + project management training = real difference

The weather at Heathrow airport was awful and for the first time ever, I felt dizzy on an aeroplane; and it was on the ground. When I looked at the wings, I understood why I felt so ill. The wind was moving the body of the plane and you could see the wings going up and down. As soon as … Read More >

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What are your project management New Year’s resolutions?

She told me directly; “I made this New Year’s resolution and I was good, really good for a week and then, it simply slipped away…” I  started to think about New Year’s resolutions that some project managers may have made: to focus on the risks that my projects may well face and how to manage them to ensure that changes … Read More >

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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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“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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