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Project sign off – do people really know what this means?

All projects need at some stage or other, formal sign off. Maybe it’s the business case, or an end of stage review or a change control document. What is interesting talking with senior managers and some project managers is that I am not convinced that the person signing off the document realises what they are signing off. Why do I … Read More >

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Project Sponsor; will this meet your expectations?

You have the business case in front of you. As you are the project sponsor it’s for you to sign off. You muse over what you have in front of you. Various thoughts literally flash through your mind: The company does not have a very good record of delivering projects effectively and yet you want this one to really add … Read More >

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How creative are you and your project team?

Can The Personality Traits of a Project Manager Contribute to Project Success?

From time to time we publish a guest Blog – this is a guest Blog by Michelle Symonds which is well worth a read. Certain personality traits can contribute to the success of a project manager and other traits can hamper the effective management of a team and a project. So cultivating certain personality traits and moderating others can lead … Read More >

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The new project team member – 3 views

So the new team member will come on board shortly. The previous team member left the company to take a job 300 miles away and that was some 5 weeks ago. How on earth will he ever catch up? How will he fit in? Here is a snap shot of thinking from three viewpoints: the new team member the project … Read More >

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What are your project management New Year’s resolutions?

She told me directly; “I made this New Year’s resolution and I was good, really good for a week and then, it simply slipped away…” I  started to think about New Year’s resolutions that some project managers may have made: to focus on the risks that my projects may well face and how to manage them to ensure that changes … Read More >

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Is it time for CPD for the Project Management Profession?

I met up with an old friend recently. During the conversation he let slip that he had been caught speeding. He was ‘offered’ the option of some penalty points on his licence or taking a course. He took the course costing him £15 more than the fine. Interestingly, he found the course very useful. In his own words, he had … Read More >

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