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Could you turn a bus around here?

It was raining and my wife and I boarded the 251 bus to Edgware. It was full with all seats taken and around 30 people standing. The windows were all steamed up making the journey not too pleasant. What drama on the journey! The bus driver missed a turning on the route. He was assailed from all sides with advice: … Read More >

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The Perfect Project

I know there is a golden rule with blogging; don’t advertise yourself. But you see I have to! Why? I got 2 great comments from a course I ran recently I felt I had to share them. This happens to coincide with a date we have coming up for an open project management course in London. So I thought; why … Read More >

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The Project Management Conundrum

I was speaking to a client on the phone. It was an agreed follow up call asked for by the client 3 months ago. The conversation went something like this. Client: Our training budget has been cut unfortunately. Me: Just to reflect back, you told me there is lots of change in the company. You also mentioned that there is … Read More >

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Change management – it makes money (for others)

She held the group with her illustrations of money making. This is the only way I can describe a course we ran for a client. A relatively new staff member explained that she was the only member of her family not to go into the family building company. It did small repairs through to major builds. She explained that the … Read More >

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Work breakdown structure – HOW?

I have written before about the need for project managers and project team members to have excellent questioning skills. This aspect comes into its own during the session when I explain the concept of work breakdown structure (WBS). I describe what it is, its importance and how to develop a WBS. Once I have demonstrated with the group how to … 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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