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Project Management Training: Classroom vs mobile

By Alison Smith As I look at the various ways in which learning can be delivered, there is definitely a move for bite size, instant answers to help negotiate a project problem or a learning gap via mobiles and tablets. The advice once located is then delivered directly to your device which may include a video clip to provide a … Read More >

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I need that staff member and I want him NOW!

Project Sponsor (PS): Hi, unfortunately we have a serious situation on the BM project. We desperately need an engineer with the skills and qualities that Jake has, and we need him now. So, from today I want him to work on the BM project – for around a week and then he will be back to you working on your … Read More >

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How good are your listening skills?

By Alison Smith A couple of weeks ago I joined  the Hornsey Community Choir. I do sing and like to sing, but other than some theory / practical training whilst learning the flute, I have never had any formal training. Apart from feeling a bit nervous to get right what was being asked of me, I soon learned it’s not … Read More >

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Project sign off – do people really know what this means?

All projects need at some stage or other, formal sign off. Maybe it’s the business case, or an end of stage review or a change control document. What is interesting talking with senior managers and some project managers is that I am not convinced that the person signing off the document realises what they are signing off. Why do I … Read More >

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“Can you show me how to produce a Gantt chart?”

I received the above request a few days ago and I was taken aback by what lay behind the request. I asked a range of questions: what are the objectives for this project? what is your role in this project? who has asked for the Gantt chart? what is the end date for the project and the value of the … Read More >

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Where is your project Gateway review?

I have worked in many companies where they employ a Gateway review process. I have given the word a capital ‘G’ as I believe it warrants it though my wife; the Grammarian in the family would really quibble! I believe the Gateway process has a significant and strategic place in project and programme management so let’s look at what a … Read More >

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