Category Archives: project management

When the project runs into problems, who do you call for help?

By Alison Smith It is almost a certainty that at some point along the lifecycle of your project something unusual will arise. It may be small, large or even fatal, but who do you look to, to resolve the situation? Where should you look for answers? In some projects there may well be the desire to get outside help first … Read More >

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What’s your project management legacy?

Tonight will be an emotional night at Headingley, the home of Leeds Rhinos . They will be paying tribute to Graham Murray former coach to the Rhinos, who died at the young age of 59, near the end of July. Many people say Graham Murray started the current golden era of the club – 6 rugby league championships and one … Read More >

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It’s good to be optimistic, but in projects it can be a real problem

By Alison Smith It is generally accepted that there are two types of people in this world – optimists and pessimists. It is often thought that pessimists are a negative force, but in projects perhaps the opposite is the case. How many of us have been backed into a corner at a project meeting and end up inadvertently making a … Read More >

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Do you recreate your successes in projects?

By Alison Smith In the news this week it has been announced that there will be the recreation of a student prank from 1958. The prank carried out by engineering students was to put an Austin Seven car on top of the Senate roof at Cambridge University. Many had wondered how they had managed to get a car onto such … Read More >

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Despite your best plans, what happens when things still go awry?

By Alison Smith Here in the UK over that last week or so we have suffered the usual issues with snow falling, and an inability to manage the issues that this throws up. There were plenty of advanced warnings that heavy snow was forecast; local authorities stated that they were prepared to manage the conditions. But yet again the areas … Read More >

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Do you carry out a primary survey before starting a project?

By Alison Smith Last weekend I attended an essential first aid course run by St John’s Ambulance. Whilst it covered many life saving skills, as well as treating minor injuries, we initially spent some time discussing how you carry out a primary survey. Just to explain a little more; the idea is that if you come across a casualty, before … Read More >

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