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How did the party go?

It was a special birthday for my mother, so the 3 children decided to throw a tea party for her. The room was booked, the invitations sent out, and the caterer (eventually) understood the special dietary needs of one of the guests. Everything was going well until…. Yes, it was going well until my daughters said; “We cannot think of … Read More >

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Who owns project management in your company? *

I did an interesting piece of work recently. The company had its own project management approach which had been updated. The PMO Manager wanted some training to ensure that people not only knew about the revised approach, but refreshed their project management skills. I have now run several events for this client and it is clear that: the previous project … Read More >

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What do you need to change to be more effective?

“I really feel restricted by the internal processes here.” That is how a fairly long conversation started. This was a project manager who was trying to short circuit what he saw as the bureaucracy, but he was ‘having some issues’: He had not got the project team ‘with him’ – some of them complained to me that they did not … Read More >

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Frankly, I’m not too confident about this project…..

Project manager (PM): Look Ron, I am not at all confident about this project. I need skills that will take me years to develop Ron Rosenhead (RR): Well, that is a positive comment. Probably more positive than your body language seems to show. PM: Why is it a positive statement? RR: You recognise that you need a specific skill. You … Read More >

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Are people skills the final project management frontier?

I was going to start this blog with a couple of questions; how good a driver are you and how good a lover are you. But, I decided against it…. I have been running project management courses and working with project sponsors, project managers and project teams for many years. The focus of many of these courses, coaching sessions, or … Read More >

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How often do you take the helicopter view?

I have recently emerged from an incredibly busy time. Various courses need to be prepared, researching (including a visit to the it The British Library), writing and discussions with clients. I was so busy that I did not even have time to blog! Then I took a step back. In fact, it was to take a helicopter view. You see, … Read More >

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