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Put yourself into 2nd position in your project

I often ask groups I am working with what’s it like putting yourself in 2nd position? Unsurprisingly, I get all sorts of strange looks and usually have to explain what I mean: Putting yourself in 2nd position is putting yourself into someone else’s shoes e.g. a project stakeholder –looking at the project from their point of view During a case … Read More >

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How can you really develop project management skills?

Look at the list below. It is from a group of senior managers who attended a recent project management course and was the result of being asked; what one thing are you going to take away with you from the course?  • Consistency of approach – the need for consistency in using the overall project management methodology • The need … Read More >

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Introduction to Project Management course – Free!!

We have just re-launched our Introduction to Project Management Course after a revamp. The course was taken down from our web sites while all 3 were redesigned. That process is now over so we have rethought them, rewritten parts of them and generally tidied them up. The course has been used by people from all over the world and see … Read More >

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Costs Rocket for Passport Office Project

I recently renewed my UK passport. It costs £77.50 for a ‘normal’ passport with higher fees for fast track or premium service. I did wonder why the cost was so high – the explanation; the headline ‘passport agency costs rocket’ explains all! The costs were supposed to be between £80m to £100m however the new bill looks likely to hit … Read More >

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Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto - The Pareto Principle

Deliver your projects early by …..wait for it..not delivering

Many of you will have heard of the Pareto Principle or the 80:20 rule. In project management terms this means that 80% of the project takes 20% of the time and the other 20% takes 80% of the time. I was reminded of this quote while searching through my mass of materials for some information. I came across some PowerPoint … Read More >

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Could you turn a bus around here?

It was raining and my wife and I boarded the 251 bus to Edgware. It was full with all seats taken and around 30 people standing. The windows were all steamed up making the journey not too pleasant. What drama on the journey! The bus driver missed a turning on the route. He was assailed from all sides with advice: … Read More >

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