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What is your role in the project?

By Alison Smith This weekend my daughter will be travelling to Spain to take part in a music tour as a steel pans player, and choir member representing Hornsey School for Girls. After months of practice, and honing of skills they are almost concert ready – just one final thing to memorise…. their role in setting up, and packing away … Read More >

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Where is my project update report?

Where is my project update report? That was the start of the conversation. It was a senior manager who asked a member of the Project Management Office (PMO) why he couldn’t get the monthly update reports for all the key strategic projects. He was a member of The Project Overview group (TPOG) which is part of the governance arrangements for … 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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Today’s quiz question on project management is…

Let me set some context first before posing you a question around 150 of us were asked. I signed up for an APM webinar on Monday of this week (March 25) and along with around an audience of 150 listened to Martin Samphire and Andy Murray talk about Effective Governance of Change. It was a really worthwhile session and many … 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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Monitoring and control in projects is essential to avoid risks derailing your project

By Alison Smith This week if you are based anywhere in Europe you cannot fail to have picked up on the major scandal of unexpected meat making its way into commercially produced foods . After the shock, acceptance of what has happened, the search for accountability and the need for a way forward to prevent the issue occurring again, we … Read More >

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