Woody Allen and Project Sponsorship – he really made the connection!

What is the connection? He said: “80% of life is turning up.” When I read this I immediately linked this with project sponsorship. Why? Because so many project managers have complained about: not knowing who their sponsor is having a sponsor who is a named person but is inactive having a sponsor who forgets the overall business benefits and gets … Read More >

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Suffer the consequences ….if your project is not set up correctly

I meet many people in both my professional life and my private life including Brian (name changed) who was the owner of a medium sized company. We met at a social function and he kept me enthralled with his story. I will give you a very much abridged version below. Lost computer data proves very costly His company lost a … Read More >

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So, you are about to start a project…..?

The project started with a real bang. It was like watching the rush hour at a major London railway station. There was a massive amount of activity, people asking for data (sometime twice of the same person), people in the team doing the same work, lots of meetings and lots of ‘activity.’ To the outsider it looked as though this … Read More >

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Personal awareness for project managers

This blog was first published in 2008! Over the last 12 months I have had many conversations with  project managers and personal awareness does not seem to be as high as it could be. I have therefore slightly amended the original blog below. I hope you find it useful.    ‘The bad news is that time flies. The good news is … Read More >

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My project sponsor does not understand project management!

This was the sentiment expressed by one person on a recent project management course. This person was not alone; many of the group agreed. We discussed whether the sponsor should understand project management and it was agreed that while they did not need to know every technique they should have ‘a very good overview.’ It raises an interesting issue – … Read More >

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Transforming Talent in the Modern Workforce

I wrote recently about the skills shortages in the  UK and the link to having sufficiently trained and developed project staff. Today, I read a report called Transforming Talent in the Modern Workforce   I have shown below some findings from the report and I do suggest taking time out to read a report that impacts us all. How well … Read More >

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