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How to say no without saying no!

I wrote a Blog some 4 years ago called “When a Project Manager has to say no.” It was based on someone who attended one of our project management courses who wanted me to tell him how to say no. Well, the same thing happened recently. Someone quietly came up to me at the first coffee break and said that … Read More >

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How well do you motivate your project team?

I visited a relative in hospital recently. Nothing too serious I am pleased to say. What struck me was the awful ward; huge ceilings, poor facilities and even worse; demotivated staff. Now I do not criticise people lightly so what led me to this conclusion: buzzers to attract staff went unanswered for some time phone messages were not passed on … Read More >

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Show me how to say no & the link with triple constraints

He arrived late, around 45 minutes late to be precise. He had been waiting in a traffic queue caused because 3 cars were involved in a serious accident. He was sweating and looked glad to be in the training room. I offered him some coffee which he accepted and quietly sat down. I mentioned to him we were at that … Read More >

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It’s people who deliver projects – conference!!

I have always said that it is people who deliver projects. Processes, systems certainly help however, at the end of the day it is you and me and our colleagues that deliver those tricky change projects. I am delighted to say that The People Special Interest Group – a sub group of Association for Project management are holding a conference. … Read More >

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Seasonal greetings with this amusing project!!

Yes, occasionally I come across an amusing project. Not many I can tell you!! Why not read a true but yet amusing story by Barry Shore? I hope it brings a smile to your face. Thank you for reading in 2008 and may all your projects be delivered on time, to budget and with the right results. See you in … Read More >

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Are you a good lover? Part II

In a previous article I talked about Trevor who had an issue with his writing skills (click here for more information). Quite often, project managers tell us that they have a project team with team members from another division of the company. Or maybe they have a team member who they have little or no knowledge of. Or maybe “you … Read More >

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