Time for change watch

They threw ‘it’ away

I had a really thick client file in front of me which went back 6 years. It needed thinning down so I set about my task with a ruthless eye. I stopped when I came across some documents from a pilot course for project sponsors; the course was 2 years ago. The documents I came across were post course suggestions … Read More >

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Lessons learned

Are lessons learned – not really?

I have written before about the need for capturing lessons learned (here, here, and here) all the way through projects, and using the end of project review meetings to cement that learning and agree ways to share with others. However, I have noticed a trend…..a trend that is counter productive for projects, for project management, and for learning. There is … Read More >

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Time for training

Are people skills the final project management frontier?

I was going to start this blog with a couple of questions; how good a driver are you and how good a lover are you. But, I decided against it…. I have been running project management courses and working with project sponsors, project managers and project teams for many years. The focus of many of these courses, coaching sessions, or … Read More >

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book

Strategies for Project Sponsorship

I want to boast……so please do excuse me! Some of you will know that I co-wrote a book called Strategies for Project Sponsorship which was published earlier this year. Yesterday, we received a really great review and frankly, I wanted to spread the word! Read it below “When I heard Vicki, Ron, and Peter would be publishing a book together, … Read More >

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wheelie bins

Stop that project roll out – ensure you pilot it first.

I was running a project management course and we got round to discussing project planning. The discussion moved in the direction of piloting a roll out of a project. One person asked for an example and I gave them from where I live. The London Borough of Barnet has been changing its refuse collection service. Instead of two small bins … Read More >

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Getting more for less requires engagement to succeed.

By Alison Smith In the current climate, many (if not all organisations) are being tasked to achieve more, for less. Fees can be measured in time as well as money. The same is true in projects, the drive is to deliver faster, cheaper, and better results – but how can you achieve your goals under these constraints? One of the … Read More >

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