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Do you use a project management checklist?

In October 1931, the U.S. Army Air Corps held a flight competition for airplane manufacturers vying to build the army’s next-generation long-range bomber. The overwhelming favourite was the Boeing Model 299, which was dubbed “the flying fortress.” But disaster struck; the plane crashed, killing two members of the flight crew, including the pilot, Major P. P. Hill. An investigation revealed … Read More >

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Does your company do project management eLearning?

That was a question posed by a caller recently. Yes we do! I went on to explain that we have a partnership with OnLinePMCourses where we offer a wide range of project management eLearning. I referred the caller to the page with all the details- https://projectagency.co.uk/on-line-video-training  and they were impressed. One comment struck me: the caller said: “Why don’t you … Read More >

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We need to spend more time educating our clients

I have worked in many companies delivering project management training where there appears to be an issue with my clients complaining that their clients keep changing the specification of work. In order to dig a little deeper I have asked my own clients ask a number of simple questions: What have you done to really tease out client needs/expectations? Have … Read More >

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The Pareto Principle is alive and well in project management

So let’s start with a definition or an understanding of the ‘Pareto Principle’? “The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes.” Let me give you an example of how I used this many years ago. I was the training manager in a company that had a centralised typing pool (I … Read More >

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What do you need to let go of and what do you need to change?

I asked my wife, “what is this” holding up a canvas bag. “It’s for potatoes. It is to give them a longer life. You put the potatoes in the bag and they last longer and are in better condition than when you keep them in plastic bags.” Great was my only comment. A few days later I opened the cupboard … Read More >

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So this is why project management is failing.

Donnie MacNicol posted a link to a great article that goes some way into explaining why leadership development is not working. The article ‘The “Dirty Fish Tank” training model and the modern method for developing leaders’ is by Craig Ross, Angie Paccione and Victoria Roberts. The article says that you have a fish tank that is yellow and cloudy so, … Read More >

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