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If only common sense was…. well common!

The above idea came from a tweet I saw in April. It read: I must admit I was taken aback by this. Why? Before explaining fully let me say a thank you to Operation Saves Lives, they probably never intended the above to go in the direction I am going to take it. So why was I taken aback? Well … Read More >

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Recognition; it’s such a powerful tool

I took a rest and for some background noise, put the TV on. The programme was Undercover Boss. (For a full description of the programme go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undercover_Boss ) This episode was based around a Calgary Transit where the boss went undercover to discover how the company was doing. I caught the last 10 minutes. It was fascinating. I was … Read More >

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Project sponsors; how good are you at briefing your project managers?

“This is a long; much longer than a briefing note I would normally get from my manager or sponsor.” These are words spoken by someone on a project management course. They were referring to a case study, 315 words long which took up less than a page of paper. The person went on to say they hardly receive a one line e … Read More >

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So how do you prioritise your projects?

This was a question I was asked on a recent project management course. I was able to introduce a simple model which went down well. I wished however I had been able to pull out an article written by Mark Richie of the University of Edinburgh. Entitled Simple Project Portfolio Management he explains the university’s approach to: assigning projects an … Read More >

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Project sponsor or project manager?

Last week I wrote about the issue of roles – essentially, am I sponsor or a project manager? I want to continue the theme of project sponsorship and a presentation I did for the British Computer Society, PromsG. The talk was called Project Sponsorship – Bridging the Gap. The audience were a mix of project management professionals and consultants. Before … Read More >

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Public or in house training – the choice is yours

My company, Project Agency receives a wide range of range of requests for services from clients. Over the last few months some of have asked if we run public courses, as they do not have sufficient people for an in house course. I am pleased to say we will be running a range of public courses through 2015: The Perfect … Read More >

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