Project out of control…..read this!

Actually, you need to read something else! Let me explain! I was searching the web today and read a really good article written by Margaret Da Haan. The article explains: • even as a project manager you can manage something well that is outside your comfort zone • that the discipline of project management can be used in all situations! … Read More >

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Project roles – let’s make them clear, for you, the client and the company!

“We do not have that structure here” he said. I asked, “How useful would it be to have that structure?” “Very, it would help me clarify my role and other people’s roles in projects. I’m not the only one who does not know what role I am playing” Yes, he spoke for many people! We were speaking about project roles … Read More >

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The project presentation, how did it go?

“Awful, really awful” he said. “I never like presentations at the best of times and to a project board with all those senior people present, even worse.” “So, did you get what you wanted from the presentation?” “Mmmm…..I guess not.” “So, why don’t we go over things again? How much time did you put into preparing for this session?” “I … Read More >

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Are you a good lover? Part II

In a previous article I talked about Trevor who had an issue with his writing skills (click here for more information). Quite often, project managers tell us that they have a project team with team members from another division of the company. Or maybe they have a team member who they have little or no knowledge of. Or maybe “you … Read More >

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Project Management – who is it for?

I was planning for a workshop with a group of doctors and was reflecting about the connection between project management and professional staff. I guess I have worked with all types of professionals from doctors to librarians from engineers to social workers from actuaries to surveyors. The list is very very long indeed! I am often asked when I am out … Read More >

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Are you a good lover? Part I

No one admits they are not a good driver. Even fewer would say they are a bad lover. What about writing? Yes, writing; just how good are you at writing, preparing reports or writing clearly on a project management templates? I ask this because I had a conversation with a project manager recently who told me about a member of … Read More >

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