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This weeks question…

Is this project a good idea? Someone said recently that: not every idea is a good idea. It needs testing to check out among other things: the business benefits the risks of undertaking this project the investment required and return on investment How? Use of a business case will help….

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How good are you at influencing?

People bring problems to our project management courses – we ask them to! The interesting issue is that most of them are people management issues Problems can be categorised as: • Engaging with people • Getting people on board • Communicating effectively I am not an expert in influencing skills but one person who is and who can address the … Read More >

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What’s your project management capacity?

A throw away comment in a recent meeting really made me sit up: “We only have capacity for 20 projects in our business.” The comment was made by a manager of a PMO who is keen to develop project management skills of others in the business still further. I have often suggested we need to: 1. develop a list of key … Read More >

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Project management training – identify the key players

Who goes on to training courses in your company? Is it those who want to go in order to develop their skills? Is it those who are identified as needing training or is there no overall approach to selecting individuals? Training is expensive! The payoff from it can be many times the cost however I wonder how many companies take … Read More >

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You should reduce project quality to save time and money

OK, let’s start with the get out clause. There are many projects where high quality is essential. To reduce the quality in many projects could (and will) be disastrous. However, there are those projects where more focus on quality standards (reducing them) could save valuable time and money. There are many types of project and for some, high quality and … Read More >

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We need more sex in project management.

Well, not quite. Picture the scene; a group of around 100 management consultants all talking to each other about what we do. I was talking to one of the organisers about what I did – the elevator pitch bit! He looked at me for a moment and said; “the words project management are such a turn off. You need to … Read More >

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