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My plea to project sponsors

Project manager (PM) – so you are asking me to deliver this project by 30 January 2013? (This is after a 30 minute discussion about the project) Project sponsor (PS) – yes, that’s right PM – At this stage, I cannot be certain that we can deliver this by the end date. PS. Why do you say this? PM –  … Read More >

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The 7 deadly sins of project management

The course was going really well. The group was really engaged and we were even ahead on time. Then came the question: What would you say are the 7 deadly sins of project management? It brought a few smiles from the group. I suggested as were near the end of the project management course why not split into 3 groups … Read More >

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Lost, but we reached our destination. Like your projects?

We had a great holiday. We went from the UK to the States (hence the gap of a few weeks in posts). For part of the holiday we hired a car. Now my geography of the Rhode Island, Cape Cod and Boston areas is pretty poor so I was rather hoping the hire company supplied a map. Such old fashioned … Read More >

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We don’t need project management training, we have PM software!

A few weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with a senior manager. He originally wanted some project management training for a group of around 50 staff. I explored the issues and possibilities and sent him some information by email suggesting a follow up. When I called him back – around 10 days later; all change he told me. They … Read More >

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A different approach to developing project management skills

The pressure is on to deliver. But we do not have the time to let people go off and get trained. I have heard that statement many times and it is a real show stopper for building capacity and capability in a business. For this reason, we developed an e Learning course – The Perfect Project. We deliberately made it: … Read More >

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How much do you really know about your project?

I handed out the case study to all of those on the course and asked: “How many of you get a case study which is as detailed as this one?” Few people in the room put their hands up. Some said the brief they received was little more than a one liner given to them with the expectation they would … Read More >

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