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Do you Deliver?

By Alison Smith Yesterday I received through my letter box a leaflet about how postal services will run during this summer’s London 2012 games. Royal Mail have said that between 27th July – 9th September the 2012 the games will be on and that deliveries will be affected in certain postcodes. The postcodes quoted cover most of London.  Royal Mail … Read More >

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The real value of project management paperwork.

“I don’t like all this paperwork,” said one of my course participants ” “OK, so would you like to tell us your reasoning?” I asked him. “Well, it will slow the project down if I have to all of the things you mention. I want a quick delivery and I won’t get it this way” “Let’s examine this with the … Read More >

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A project is like an aeroplane.

When a plane takes off around 90% of them are off course. This is because of wind, physics and general weather issues. The plane (project) is put back on course by signals from beacons (project reviews) and changes are made to put the plan (project) back on course. It lands at its destination successfully…(like your project) Among other things, you … Read More >

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The one thing missing in projects – time to manage them

There are many aha moments for participants on our project management training courses. (Aha – a moment of clarity, a defining moment when someone says; “I can use that in my project!”) Clearly, the learning points come at different times for different people. Over the last few months a pattern has started to emerge where participants on our courses seem … 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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I love it when a (project) plan comes together

I went out with my wife for dinner at a local restaurant. We went with some long standing friends for a quiet and relaxed evening. The service was really poor. My meal arrived first and our friends arrived around 3 minutes after mine and despite many requests from us all, my wife’s meal eventually arrived around 10 minutes later. Our … Read More >

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