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The definitive guide of who should go on a project management course

I run project management courses for many different organisations and it never ceases to amaze me that people who come along to one of our courses do not know why they are on the course or they are wondering when they will pick up their first project. Just last week I had two people on the course who asked me … Read More >

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Costs Rocket for Passport Office Project

I recently renewed my UK passport. It costs £77.50 for a ‘normal’ passport with higher fees for fast track or premium service. I did wonder why the cost was so high – the explanation; the headline ‘passport agency costs rocket’ explains all! The costs were supposed to be between £80m to £100m however the new bill looks likely to hit … Read More >

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The Project Management Conundrum

I was speaking to a client on the phone. It was an agreed follow up call asked for by the client 3 months ago. The conversation went something like this. Client: Our training budget has been cut unfortunately. Me: Just to reflect back, you told me there is lots of change in the company. You also mentioned that there is … Read More >

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This weeks’ BIG question.

This week’s BIG question Are your project management staff doing the basics right? I have had several conversations recently with people who suggest to that the new IT project management software is great: “We really like this software. It will really help us get all our projects delivered effectively.” They see the use of this enterprise software as the solution … Read More >

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How project managers can narrow the skills gap

I am hearing from those who attend our project management training courses that there are problems in getting the correct resources for projects: • we cannot recruit the right quality of staff • we need a specialist HR person but we do not have one A web search shows that there is a skills shortage in the UK: Open University … Read More >

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What is your project management capacity?

What’s your project management capacity?

A throw away comment in a recent meeting really made me sit up: “We only have capacity for 20 projects in our business.” The comment was made by a manager of a PMO who is keen to develop project management skills of others in the business still further. I have often suggested we need to: 1. develop a list of key … Read More >

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