Can you have too much feedback?

Pawel Brodzinski asked the above question on Twitter recently. As soon as I saw this I replied as follows: Can you receive “too much” feedback? NO!!! Too few people receive any and the quality of it is questionable I speak to a lot of people: training managers – they complain that the annual appraisals are ‘slow’ in coming in – … Read More >

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Project structure; it killed the project

I did not like what I saw and heard! I had been asked if I would train a group of professional managers who were tasked with delivering some key business projects. According to my contact, “these people are struggling to deliver their projects.” I asked to meet with a few of the project managers to check out needs in more … Read More >

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So, what are we delivering?

I was stumped when I had a group of 7 people – all from the same team, asked the above question. The request to work with this group came from their manager. He told me that the team had a project to work on and needed to develop their project management skills. What does this project look like? During the … Read More >

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These business benefits do not stack up

Project Manager (PM): I have had a look at this project we talked about last week and I wanted to take about 10 minutes discussing it with you. Project Sponsor (PS): What’s to discuss? I thought it was all going OK. PM: Well, I’m not sure that there is a project to work on. Let me explain. PS: Yes, you … Read More >

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What paperwork do you use in projects?

This is a question I frequently ask of people who attend our courses or in one to one discussions. The answers are interesting: • we have a file but little goes into it • we have some templates however I am not sure where they go to once we complete them • yes, I have seen a PID (project initiation … Read More >

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There are simply too many projects in companies today!

During a recent workshop with project sponsors  I got the group to identify what projects underway in the business. They stopped at 40 projects (they could have kept going) as they were rather staggered by the overall size of the portfolio. Another client identified a staggering number of projects (over 100) and with some judicial cutting soon got the number … Read More >

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