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tension

Why was there real tension in the room?

The 14 people were clearly struggling. They were reluctant to engage with each other or with me. What was going on? Let me set the scene a bit more. This was a course for project sponsors and the group were all senior managers. We spoke about the research which all pointed to the importance of the sponsor role, and the … Read More >

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Public or in house training – the choice is yours

My company, Project Agency receives a wide range of range of requests for services from clients. Over the last few months some of have asked if we run public courses, as they do not have sufficient people for an in house course. I am pleased to say we will be running a range of public courses through 2015: The Perfect … Read More >

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Qualified Project Manager

Good project management skills are not enough

It was said seriously and with a clear message: “I am a qualified and skilled project manager.” To give it a context; this was during a two day project management course where I had worked the groups hard on a case study project. They were on the ‘home straight’ looking at project monitoring and control. I suggested that there were … Read More >

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Project management templates – are they worth while doing?

I was coming towards the end of a recent project management course when someone raised the above question. This guy was pretty clear that they were a waste of time, bureaucratic and offered no real benefit. I asked the group to split into smaller groups and go away and discuss the merits or not of having project management templates. The … Read More >

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Is there a lack of control in your projects?

Why do projects fail? It’s because we do not exert enough control.

At the start of a recent project management course, I asked what goes wrong in projects. The list was interesting: change of personnel time slippage with deadlines not being met priorities unclear not having the operational capacity to do the project not being realistic with the time we have poor management of stakeholder expectations communications breakdown roles in projects not … Read More >

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Do you need a good dose of personal development?

I ran a two day project management course recently. The two days went well, and I had some really positive feedback. Now before you think this is some advertisement for this course it is not! It is an article which suggests updating your knowledge and your skills…on an ongoing basis. Let me explain. One of the people on the course … Read More >

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