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My plea to project sponsors

Project manager (PM) – so you are asking me to deliver this project by 30 January 2013? (This is after a 30 minute discussion about the project) Project sponsor (PS) – yes, that’s right PM – At this stage, I cannot be certain that we can deliver this by the end date. PS. Why do you say this? PM –  … Read More >

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We don’t need project management training, we have PM software!

A few weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with a senior manager. He originally wanted some project management training for a group of around 50 staff. I explored the issues and possibilities and sent him some information by email suggesting a follow up. When I called him back – around 10 days later; all change he told me. They … Read More >

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A different approach to developing project management skills

The pressure is on to deliver. But we do not have the time to let people go off and get trained. I have heard that statement many times and it is a real show stopper for building capacity and capability in a business. For this reason, we developed an e Learning course – The Perfect Project. We deliberately made it: … Read More >

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How much do you really know about your project?

I handed out the case study to all of those on the course and asked: “How many of you get a case study which is as detailed as this one?” Few people in the room put their hands up. Some said the brief they received was little more than a one liner given to them with the expectation they would … Read More >

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Lots of project activity but nothing to show for it

I had an interesting conversation with a client recently. They had been asked to look at a project where a significant amount of money had been spent on consultants, where a huge amount of management time had been expended but where nothing had been delivered: little stakeholder satisfaction lots of project meetings no actual products (tangibles) identified nor delivered project … Read More >

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Why don’t they improve project delivery II?

In my last blog I wrote about a person who had been on a project management course and complained that her bosses had been on the training that this person was attending. They told her that she would not only enjoy the training but find it useful. She was left frustrated as she had learnt a lot. It was apparent … Read More >

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