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Are you cutting back or investing in project management training?

Leaders of major businesses, business organisations and trade unions combined in an unusual full page open letter to UK employers (Sunday Times 26th October 2008). The open letter suggests that: “in an economic downturn, there is always a temptation for businesses – large and small, to cut spending on staff training. When times are tough, it looks a simple way … Read More >

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Are there too many project management qualifications?

I received telephone call from a very confused person. Allow me to explain. Janet (not her real name – she has given me permission to write about this) is really keen to create a project management career. She had done a large amount of research (“too much” was what she said) and wants to develop her knowledge and skills and … Read More >

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Develop your communication skills or your projects will fail!

I have been collating statistics on a number of aspects of project management for quite some time. This includes project management communications. 67% of people said that communications were poor in their projects. This is a huge percentage and has remained pretty constant for quite a while. I came across an article with entitled; “How to sell an EA project … Read More >

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Project and programme management training – the most in demand

It is always interesting to read reports and surveys and one that caught my eye recently was one carried out by Parity. This is a UK project management training company who carried out a survey among IT staff asking where companies would be investing their training budget in the future.   The interesting answer is in project and programme management … Read More >

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Performance management – but does it measure project management?

I spoke to a prospective client recently. He was suggesting that they had the most up to date and effective performance management system. Now I did not want to put myself forward as a performance management expert to him (and to you!) so I asked him what it measured. He rattled off various headings that this on line system covered. … Read More >

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Good time management is essential for project managers…

‘The bad news is that time flies. The good news is – you’re the pilot’. Michael Altshuler Project Manager Alan Fudge* had a reputation and was known throughout the organisation – for all the wrong reasons! ‘Ron,’ he confided, handing me a glass of red wine ‘the problem is I cannot settle down. I seem to flit from project to … Read More >

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