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I’m really effective. Are you?

Over the years I have seen many project managers working really hard. They work long hours, work weekends and really ‘go the extra mile’ to deliver that project. But, I have sometimes questioned this approach and asked groups on training courses or individuals the same question; how effective are you? I get a variety of responses from puzzlement to a … Read More >

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What’s missing from your projects?

I was filing away action plans from a recent project management course and noticed the wording from one person who answered; stakeholder management is missing. He explained to the group that there are often issues in the ‘people aspects’ of project. He said this could be dealt with by undertaking a detailed stakeholder analysis and then putting into play some … Read More >

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New! Online project management courses.

I have often been asked whether Project Agency has any online courses. We do now thanks to a partnership with Mike Clayton who runs OnlinePMCourses. Mike has produced a series of online video tutorials which will enable you to develop your project management skills and abilities still further. The videos are crisp, informative and really practical. Why not get one … Read More >

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Is risk management really that effective?

I was looking for a blog posting put out a few years ago. Sadly, I did not find it but I did find something else…. Yes, I found a blog posting called where’s my whistle? I explored the need for a systematic risk process for projects. I reflected that while this has got better, it is not that much better. … Read More >

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Are we all on the same page?

  On project management courses I use the 5 principles of project management so ably developed by Glen Alleman*. He has written extensively about them and for those who have not seen his writing he suggests that there are some principles, processes and practices to increase the probability of project management success. These are: I speak about these principles on … Read More >

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Who does what, when and how…?

The atmosphere in the room was tense so I decided to intervene and summarised as follows: this group is a mix of project managers and project sponsors this sponsor workshop is focusing on clarifying roles – role of the project manager and role of the project sponsor alongside steering groups (project boards) it seems that roles are not at all clear … Read More >

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