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Let’s bring back the real meaning of “deadline” in projects…

Do you know the real meaning of the word deadline? Its origins go back a long way. Dictionary.com suggests it is: “a boundary around a military prison beyond which a prisoner could not venture without risk of being shot by the guards.” I have spoken to many people who complain that the person “did not deliver against the deadline”. Issues … Read More >

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Handling Multiple Projects II

I put a link of my Blog Handling Multiple Projects to Linked In and it certainly caused a stir. There were some 16 comments and I thought I would share a flavour of some of them with you. Nico was keen on the use of Managing Successful Programmes model (MSP) however the groups I was referring to were immature in … Read More >

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Practical Project Management Training – it works!

No, I am not surprised that it works but I want to shout it long and loud.  I have been running practical tried and tested project management training courses for many many years. These range from half day overview sessions to much longer events. Some are based on the client’s in-house project management system, others our own methodology which works … Read More >

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Project scope proves its worth.

On a recent project management training course several course members queried the concept of project scope. The course participants are not full time project managers, some are team members and project management is seen as an add on to their normal day job. The group wanted a clear illustration of a good project scope. I gave them an example by … Read More >

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What do we want? We want a project management process? *

When I ask individuals who come on our project management training courses what they want to achieve by attending the training one area jumps out; they want a project management system or process. They do not want bureaucracy; they want practical approaches that will help deliver projects on time to budget and with the right results and they want a … Read More >

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Where’s the project handover plan

Over the last 6 months I have spoke to a number of people and groups who have had really negative comments about the way a project has been handed to them – the project becomes the other teams (or persons) day job. One person suggested that handover was a polite term. They had a project “thrown” at them, last minute, … Read More >

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