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How do you motivate people?

My daughter came home last week.  She was bubbly and jubilant. She has one week to go in her current job and in advance of the new job, the company sent her a huge hamper with all of the food products she will be ‘selling.’ There was lots of food, (her words) lots of wine and a card signed by … Read More >

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Training is like coffee – you need the right blend!

By Alison Smith, Project Agency As technology increases so does the pressure on efficiency and return on investment in projects, and for day to day tasks. With the cost of training staff increasing financially, time out of the office being a real issue the question is; “how can I train my staff effectively, whilst keeping down the financial and time … Read More >

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My staff need training but I can’t spare them from work…

By Alison Smith, Project Agency This is a cry that is commonly heard in organisations that people need training to be more effective in projects, but they are held back by day to day workload pressures. How can they be released for 1 – 2 days training when there are deadlines to be met? The real question is how can … Read More >

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The definitive guide of who should go on a project management course

I run project management courses for many different organisations and it never ceases to amaze me that people who come along to one of our courses do not know why they are on the course or they are wondering when they will pick up their first project. Just last week I had two people on the course who asked me … Read More >

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Put yourself into 2nd position in your project

I often ask groups I am working with what’s it like putting yourself in 2nd position? Unsurprisingly, I get all sorts of strange looks and usually have to explain what I mean: Putting yourself in 2nd position is putting yourself into someone else’s shoes e.g. a project stakeholder –looking at the project from their point of view During a case … Read More >

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How can you really develop project management skills?

Look at the list below. It is from a group of senior managers who attended a recent project management course and was the result of being asked; what one thing are you going to take away with you from the course?  • Consistency of approach – the need for consistency in using the overall project management methodology • The need … Read More >

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