Category Archives: project management training

“Project manager’s need to put their head above the parapet.”

Words uttered by Stuart, an internal consultant for a large company. He wanted me to work with him to promote a stronger project management culture within the business. After working with him developing their in-house approach to project management, we ran a number of  project management training events. It was during one of these that a couple of people said … Read More >

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Training course discovers need for project leadership

During a project management training course activity I noticed that one of the groups was very quiet. There was little eye contact between people in the group, talking was intermittent and people looked uncomfortable. Contrast this with the two other groups who were very animated and very loud with lots o0f activity. I stood back for a few moments and … Read More >

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Breaking into Project Management – Josh Nankivel

This is a guest Blog by that well respected writer and career project management coach Josh Nankivel. He writes about Breaking into Project Management. I am a project management career coach, and specifically I focus on helping new and aspiring project managers reach their career goals and get into the project management discipline. I correspond with hundreds of people monthly … Read More >

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Project estimating; avoid the must answer now syndrome

I have frequently said that consultants should practice what they preach which is what I did recently. During a meeting, I was asked by a client to commit to certain actions by certain dates “You can do this can’t you?” I clarified what was required and gave the following response: “I will need 24 hours to look at what is … Read More >

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Wanted; project manager to take immediate action

Are you the sort of person who makes instantaneous decisions on projects? You know the sort of thing: something unexpected (off the risk register) has happened. You are faced with a real problem…so instantaneous decision making kicks in. During project management training courses I am often surprised at the decisions making skills of course participants: • making decisions without full … Read More >

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Do we really apply lessons learned to projects?

Peter Honey is a highly respected Chartered Psychologist, a dedicated lifelong learner who has written well over 20 books, numerous articles – all on learning. He writes an informative and regular column in ‘Training Journal.’ In his latest article he asks whether lessons are ever really learned. He says: “I’m fascinated by the number of times you hear people …say things … Read More >

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