Category Archives: project management training

Change management – it makes money (for others)

She held the group with her illustrations of money making. This is the only way I can describe a course we ran for a client. A relatively new staff member explained that she was the only member of her family not to go into the family building company. It did small repairs through to major builds. She explained that the … Read More >

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Work breakdown structure – HOW?

I have written before about the need for project managers and project team members to have excellent questioning skills. This aspect comes into its own during the session when I explain the concept of work breakdown structure (WBS). I describe what it is, its importance and how to develop a WBS. Once I have demonstrated with the group how to … Read More >

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My projects suffer from resource theft II

I wrote an article recently about resource theft in projects; I was encouraged to do so from a comment on a project management course I ran. The article is published below for the 2nd time. Why? I put a link to the blog on LinkedIn and I had some really interesting comments back from people and I thought them worthy … Read More >

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Do we really learn from our project successes or errors?

My basic induction into the world of training and development included a lot of work around identifying learning and ensuring that this is applied back in the workplace by trainees on courses.   I try and link everything we do on project management courses back to learning; back to the place of work. As a follower of sport I keep hearing … 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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