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Project management Blog captured at Alltop

Yes, Ron you have made it on to the Alltop blogs! Give your self a pat on the back! Alltop boasts some awsome blogs so check it out here. It’s a site worth bookmarking

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Project management course proves its worth!

I run many project management training events over a year and I have heard many comments from many people. One recent comment however stood out. It was said with such intensity, such feeling that the whole group seemed to stop; listen and reflect on the implications. So, what was said? “I have just discovered I have 3 more projects!” Those … Read More >

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Surrogate project sponsor puts projects back on course

A recent experience set me thinking. I was coaching a group of people who had been on one of our project management training courses. A couple of the sessions are briefly recorded below: • a project to increase bottom line sales profit. The project manager showed me his plans. All goods stuff; getting internal systems right, recruiting some new staff … Read More >

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Learning from project failures

I recently wrote a blog called Project failure – Do We Ever Learn . This is not the first time I have written about learning and project management so imagine my surprise when I saw a report from National Audit Office (NAO) called “Helping Government Learn”. Now before you are all turned off from reading, this is a good read; it … Read More >

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How to fix government IT projects

Computer Weekly went out of its way in this weeks leader column to praise the out going Government’s CIO Ian Watmore suggesting “he is like a cool breeze entering a hot stuffy room”. They talk about his “plain speaking, lack of fear when taking sensible risks. More than that he is open about past mistakes, analyses them, and tries to … Read More >

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Project communications – MUCH more effort needed

One area that always seems to raise its head in any company we work in is communications. It really gets people’s emotions going. In project management training course participants openly speak about how poor communications are within their company projects – something of an irony? Figures collected by my company Project Agency show that 69% of people questioned feel that … Read More >

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