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What’s your project management capacity?

A throw away comment in a recent meeting really made me sit up: “We only have capacity for 20 projects in our business.” The comment was made by a manager of a PMO who is keen to develop project management skills of others in the business still further. I have often suggested we need to: 1. develop a list of key … Read More >

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What’s the point of a project kick off meeting?

I was asked during a meeting with a client what is the point of a project kick off meeting? Apparently, the sponsor (who I was meeting with) was being pressurised by a project manager to hold such a workshop. The sponsor felt it was a waste of time. I suggested that the project manager should be congratulated for the suggestion. … Read More >

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Project Optimism

I watched one of the many property programmes we have here on UK television recently. The scene was set at the property auction. Soon the bidding started on the featured 3 bedroom property. The hammer went down and the next scene showed the interviewer with the beaming successful purchaser. “What are you going to do to this property” the buyer … Read More >

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Missed project activity – no wonder it was late

Jane, my daughter, and her boy – friend Rob said they would cook. Great! It was just after Christmas and we were all relaxed at home. The opportunity was too good to be missed.   As I sat and read I kept hearing the front door open and close. Every now and again either Rob or Jane would stick their … Read More >

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Are you a good lover? Part I

No one admits they are not a good driver. Even fewer would say they are a bad lover. What about writing? Yes, writing; just how good are you at writing, preparing reports or writing clearly on a project management templates? I ask this because I had a conversation with a project manager recently who told me about a member of … Read More >

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I simply do not get on with the project team member

That was how the conversation started!  The project manager said he felt really uncomfortable managing James (not his real name) especially as he was not a member of his day to day management team. It was someone from another part of the business.  He asked me what he should do. We spoke for a while about the situation and I … Read More >

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