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Can you manage yourself; how effective are you?

How well do you drive your car? Can you improve the miles per gallon (or litre) by driving just that little bit slower or avoiding breaking so sharply or anticipating the traffic ahead? Few of us admit to driving badly…how many admit to not being as effective at work as they could be – including project managers? Some tough questions … Read More >

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What is your project management capacity?

What’s your project management capacity?

A throw away comment in a recent meeting really made me sit up: “We only have capacity for 20 projects in our business.” The comment was made by a manager of a PMO who is keen to develop project management skills of others in the business still further. I have often suggested we need to: 1. develop a list of key … Read More >

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I don’t know where to start with this project.

We have developed a very practical project management course and towards the end of the last day of one of our courses one of the participants said: “This handbook is great and really does support the course. Do you have a one page summary?” I must admit, I was not too pleased with the comment as: • I had no … Read More >

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What would you do if….?

Yesterday I went to the gym. It was cold, damp and generally pretty awful but, I dragged my aching body out of bed. It was 0622! Imagine my surprise when I pulled into the car park and saw LA Fitness in North Finchley dark, no lights. It was closed. Around 20 people congregated out side grumbling about the lousy service … Read More >

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How well do you communicate in projects?

Many of the people who come along to our project management training are involved in change management projects. Early in project management courses I ask for typical project management problems. An analysis of these project problems shows just over 50% of them are problems around people: • we cannot get them ‘on board’ • reliance on an unreliable resource • cannot … Read More >

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Project management training – identify the key players

Who goes on to training courses in your company? Is it those who want to go in order to develop their skills? Is it those who are identified as needing training or is there no overall approach to selecting individuals? Training is expensive! The payoff from it can be many times the cost however I wonder how many companies take … Read More >

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