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If we had been honest we would never have received project approval!

This was a statement made by a speaker at an event I attended in London some 10 years ago. I cannot remember what he spoke about. I can however remember the issue he was referring to. It was the estimate of time and cost given to the relevant Government Minister over a significant project.  What he admitted was that if … 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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It’s a great project that will really make a difference but it’s not going well

On New-Years Eve I went for a walk and I met my dentist. He looked most undentist like, wearing a couple of day’s growth of beard and carrying a lot of bags. He explained that he was putting in a new PC system and new telephone system. He was closed for dental work. He looked worried and he explained that … Read More >

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The project presentation, how did it go?

“Awful, really awful” he said. “I never like presentations at the best of times and to a project board with all those senior people present, even worse.” “So, did you get what you wanted from the presentation?” “Mmmm…..I guess not.” “So, why don’t we go over things again? How much time did you put into preparing for this session?” “I … Read More >

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Are you a good lover? Part II

In a previous article I talked about Trevor who had an issue with his writing skills (click here for more information). Quite often, project managers tell us that they have a project team with team members from another division of the company. Or maybe they have a team member who they have little or no knowledge of. Or maybe “you … Read More >

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It’s not always doom and gloom – project success rules!

Do you remember the bridge that collapsed across the Mississippi? That was August 2 2007. It unfortunately killed 7 people when it collapsed. I was delighted to read that this bridge will be rebuilt by the end of the year and possibly earlier. The selected contractor submitted a bid of $234 million with a timetable of 437 days. The bid … Read More >

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