Category Archives: project management training

Practical project management training – it works!

Last week saw me running 2 Perfect Project courses for a client in Switzerland. Both groups went through a wide range of practical activities designed to develop their project management skills. Interestingly, someone commented on my colleague Alison Smith’s blog Training is like coffee – you need the right blend! I received an email saying that bespoke was best. I … Read More >

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Sounds like a plan…. but will it work?

I was walking locally and someone was shouting into their mobile phone: “I can’t hear you. Speak up. Aah, that’s better” They then proceeded to speak on the phone, not as loud but still loud enough to broadcast to anyone nearby. “Sounds like a plan,” he said and closed the conversation. I was left smiling with those words ‘sounds like … Read More >

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The case of the missing project manager

A true story! Only the name has been changed. Day 1 0930: No JT today? Reply: I’ve not seen him today. (In a raised voice) anyone seen John? No reply 1030: Please ring JT and see if he is joining us 1045: There’s no reply from his phone. It went straight to voicemail. Day 2 0900:I wonder if JT is … Read More >

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Who are your good project management role models?

I have been giving a lot of thought recently to learning. It is a topic I have keenly followed for many years and it suddenly hit me – learning by observation. What brought this on? Two issues: The publication of my  book Strategies for Project Sponsorship which will be published at the start of May. The statistics show that we … Read More >

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The demise of the training manager and the impact for project management

I was asked if I would contribute to a market survey looking at training prospects. One question threw me: What are your thoughts on other aspects of our expectations for 2013? I thought long and hard about the answer to this question and wrote: “We are seeing as part of the cutbacks in companies the demise of the ‘training manager’ … Read More >

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Will you join us? Master Class – Strategies for Project Sponsorship

I will be running a Master Class called Strategies for Project Sponsorship with Peter Taylor (author of “The Lazy Project Manager). We will be running this event in Central London on 15 March 2013. The workshop is directed at all those who are entrusted by their organisations to deliver successful projects including: Project Managers Programme Managers PMO Staff Those soon … Read More >

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