Project Optimism

I watched one of the many property programmes we have here on UK television recently. The scene was set at the property auction. Soon the bidding started on the featured 3 bedroom property. The hammer went down and the next scene showed the interviewer with the beaming successful purchaser. “What are you going to do to this property” the buyer … Read More >

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Project Monitoring – more time spent on business as usual than projects?

I spent some time recently with one of my Project Agency colleagues, Mike Clayton. He was running a 3 day project management event for a client based on their in-house project management system. It was a very good 3 days and the group certainly benefited from the practical project management training. We came to governance of projects. Mike mentioned something … Read More >

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Are you a stressed project manager?

Mike Boyer has written an excellent Blog called How Many Projects Are Too Many? He included a checklist in the article which I think is worth while repeating here: My daily leading indicator checklist for each project: 1. I’ve sent a summary of actions or minutes for meetings that I chaired that day. 2. I’ve spoken individually with each member … Read More >

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It’s a great project that will really make a difference but it’s not going well

On New-Years Eve I went for a walk and I met my dentist. He looked most undentist like, wearing a couple of day’s growth of beard and carrying a lot of bags. He explained that he was putting in a new PC system and new telephone system. He was closed for dental work. He looked worried and he explained that … Read More >

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The most valuable project management template is…..

What a question….! I asked myself this over the Christmas and New Years holidays. I was reviewing a booklet we have produced. The booklet contains a series of project management templates (free to download if you wish. Simply click here) The reason I was checking them was because of a comment made by a person on one of our project … Read More >

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Missed project activity – no wonder it was late

Jane, my daughter, and her boy – friend Rob said they would cook. Great! It was just after Christmas and we were all relaxed at home. The opportunity was too good to be missed.   As I sat and read I kept hearing the front door open and close. Every now and again either Rob or Jane would stick their … Read More >

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