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Do you carry out a primary survey before starting a project?

By Alison Smith Last weekend I attended an essential first aid course run by St John’s Ambulance. Whilst it covered many life saving skills, as well as treating minor injuries, we initially spent some time discussing how you carry out a primary survey. Just to explain a little more; the idea is that if you come across a casualty, before … Read More >

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The demise of the training manager and the impact for project management

I was asked if I would contribute to a market survey looking at training prospects. One question threw me: What are your thoughts on other aspects of our expectations for 2013? I thought long and hard about the answer to this question and wrote: “We are seeing as part of the cutbacks in companies the demise of the ‘training manager’ … Read More >

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How healthy are you (and your project)?

It has been a tough 6 weeks in the Rosenhead family. We have had our own (small) tsunami of illness. Firstly, my wife fell and broke her wrist, another relative contracted a serious virus, my daughter and I both contracted a chest infection and the list could be longer but I think you get the general drift! My own schedule … Read More >

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What are your project management reporting standards?

A simple question however the answer is often quite complex. Why? The main reason for the complexity is that in some companies (many), there is no agreed standard of what project reporting should look like. To check this out, over the last 3 months I have carried out a simple activity. I got people to describe on a post it … Read More >

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Monitoring and control in projects is essential to avoid risks derailing your project

By Alison Smith This week if you are based anywhere in Europe you cannot fail to have picked up on the major scandal of unexpected meat making its way into commercially produced foods . After the shock, acceptance of what has happened, the search for accountability and the need for a way forward to prevent the issue occurring again, we … Read More >

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Will you join us? Master Class – Strategies for Project Sponsorship

I will be running a Master Class called Strategies for Project Sponsorship with Peter Taylor (author of “The Lazy Project Manager). We will be running this event in Central London on 15 March 2013. The workshop is directed at all those who are entrusted by their organisations to deliver successful projects including: Project Managers Programme Managers PMO Staff Those soon … Read More >

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