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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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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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Do you know, really know….?

The project manager had no view at all of his performance and no development needs were discussed. How do I know? He told me that he had not had the usual performance management review nor sat with anyone to produce a personal development plan. He was unsure about his future….. I suggested he needs to put himself into the driving … Read More >

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You want them to understand…but do you really understand?

It is an interesting situation. It is also disturbing. Why? Project managers and project team members are not able to articulate why they are doing the project (what problem are they trying to address), nor what they are doing. Let me explain what I mean in more detail. When running a project management course, I prefer participants to work on … Read More >

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