Handling multiple projects

What is the ‘best way’ to handle multiple projects? This is a question I am asked on a regular basis. I usually start by saying that this is a time management and personal organisation issue as well as a project management question. Let me explain why I say this. From experience of working with individuals or project teams what comes … Read More >

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If we had been honest we would never have received project approval!

This was a statement made by a speaker at an event I attended in London some 10 years ago. I cannot remember what he spoke about. I can however remember the issue he was referring to. It was the estimate of time and cost given to the relevant Government Minister over a significant project.  What he admitted was that if … Read More >

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Practical Project Management Training – it works!

No, I am not surprised that it works but I want to shout it long and loud.  I have been running practical tried and tested project management training courses for many many years. These range from half day overview sessions to much longer events. Some are based on the client’s in-house project management system, others our own methodology which works … Read More >

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Project scope proves its worth.

On a recent project management training course several course members queried the concept of project scope. The course participants are not full time project managers, some are team members and project management is seen as an add on to their normal day job. The group wanted a clear illustration of a good project scope. I gave them an example by … Read More >

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Age Concern Project wound up

A recent report by the Charities Commission has severely criticised the charity Age Concern for its membership scheme called Heyday. The scheme was established to attract around 3 million members within 5 years of launch in the age range 50 plus. Some of the members were paid for, some non-paying. The main aim of Heyday according to the charity was … Read More >

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Networking skills for Project Managers

I often hear the cry from project managers that they do not have sufficient resources for their project. When I begin to question what they can do about I get a range of suggestions however, few if any mention networking. Networking is a process of building relationships. So, my question to people who say they do not have sufficient resources … Read More >

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