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Project sponsors; it’s time to give up your day job!

Yes, you read correctly. Stop doing your day job and focus on your project sponsorship role. Let me explain why with a recent teleconference with a group of very senior executives. We were discussing a workshop for project sponsors- what goes wrong and the needs of this group.  The Senior Vice President for Human Resources said that senior managers and … Read More >

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Do you know, really know….?

The project manager had no view at all of his performance and no development needs were discussed. How do I know? He told me that he had not had the usual performance management review nor sat with anyone to produce a personal development plan. He was unsure about his future….. I suggested he needs to put himself into the driving … Read More >

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Performance management report for project sponsors- must do better

The group were sipping coffee and chatting until I interrupted them. I asked them take a look at the question posed putting some thoughts onto post it notes. The question was: So what is project sponsorship like in your organisation? Slowly, they started to write. I called a halt just before I started speaking (this was an event hosted by … Read More >

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What do you do when someone does not take responsibility?

The course was going really well. Great participation, good questions and lots of relating the course back to their own projects and their own places of work. Then came the question: “so what do you do when someone does not take responsibility?” The person mentioned that on several projects they had been involved in one person let down the team. … Read More >

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360 assessment for project staff

I started my training and development career quite a long time ago! I worked with supervisors and managers, helping them to develop key skills and knowledge. A big issue for both groups was the need to develop the skills to deliver effective performance appraisals. I ran many performance management courses with an emphasis on building skills for the inevitable interview, … Read More >

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Project management and performance management – do they meet?

“We have a new and really effective on-line performance management system. It really does focus the minds of managers and their staff,” said the senior manager. I needed to ask a question: “You are using project management as a key tool to manage many of the changes in the company. How is project management measured in your performance management system?” … Read More >

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