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How project managers can narrow the skills gap

I am hearing from those who attend our project management training courses that there are problems in getting the correct resources for projects: • we cannot recruit the right quality of staff • we need a specialist HR person but we do not have one A web search shows that there is a skills shortage in the UK: Open University … Read More >

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We’re only brought in at the project planning stage

That was the plaintiff cry from some of a group on a recent project management course   Those who made the comment suggested that looking at aspects such as developing a business case or identifying and managing stakeholders and risks was not relevant to them. As you can imagine, this caused quite a stir; from other course members and especially from … Read More >

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“Train them, and train them fast!”

My company, Project Agency walked away from the contract that was on the table. Train several groups of project managers to ensure that a large number of departmental projects would be delivered. I met some of the senior managers who were concerned that little or no progress was being made by the project managers. Delivery is too slow; “train them and … Read More >

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Breaking into Project Management – Josh Nankivel

This is a guest Blog by that well respected writer and career project management coach Josh Nankivel. He writes about Breaking into Project Management. I am a project management career coach, and specifically I focus on helping new and aspiring project managers reach their career goals and get into the project management discipline. I correspond with hundreds of people monthly … Read More >

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My project is clear, yes it is…oh no, its not!

So, are you really clear what the objectives are for your project? Research by Project Agency  suggests that many people are still unclear about their project objectives. When asked whether the scope and purpose of their projects is clearly defined some 48% of people suggested this is not the case. Now, it is easy to forget that 52% said scope … Read More >

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Project Management Comment Causes a Stir on Twitter

When you write something it can really come back to bite you. Such was the case on Friday when I wrote a quick Tweet (I think that is what they are called) and dashed out from my office. Imagine my surprise when I looked on Twitter over the weekend and saw some comments on my Tweet which clearly had caused … Read More >

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