Tag Archives: project teams

Thinking figure

What do you need to change to be more effective?

“I really feel restricted by the internal processes here.” That is how a fairly long conversation started. This was a project manager who was trying to short circuit what he saw as the bureaucracy, but he was ‘having some issues’: He had not got the project team ‘with him’ – some of them complained to me that they did not … Read More >

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Resource shortages; Sponsor needs to get us more resources....

Instead of a project report, I wrote you this….

As you know I go on holiday in 3 days’ time. I am due to meet you on Friday and then I will be away for 10 working days. Instead of the usual highlight report, I thought I would send you this email to bring out some of the issues we face in the Workingate Project (WP). We are behind … Read More >

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project structure

Your first project

So, your boss has just given you your first project. You know that there are some processes and points you should cover in delivering the project but you are unsure where to go next. Here are some pointers to help you deliver on time and to budget and make that good impression! Define your project One of the first things … Read More >

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hamper

How do you motivate people?

My daughter came home last week.  She was bubbly and jubilant. She has one week to go in her current job and in advance of the new job, the company sent her a huge hamper with all of the food products she will be ‘selling.’ There was lots of food, (her words) lots of wine and a card signed by … Read More >

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Coffee beans

Training is like coffee – you need the right blend!

By Alison Smith, Project Agency As technology increases so does the pressure on efficiency and return on investment in projects, and for day to day tasks. With the cost of training staff increasing financially, time out of the office being a real issue the question is; “how can I train my staff effectively, whilst keeping down the financial and time … Read More >

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risk

My staff need training but I can’t spare them from work…

By Alison Smith, Project Agency This is a cry that is commonly heard in organisations that people need training to be more effective in projects, but they are held back by day to day workload pressures. How can they be released for 1 – 2 days training when there are deadlines to be met? The real question is how can … Read More >

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