Advanced project management

Advanced project management

I had the honour of guest hosting this week’s #pmchat .  The subject was Advanced Project Management.  Ever wondered what advanced project management is?  How to become an advanced project manager?  Tips and tricks of advanced PMs?   Let the #pmchatters fill you in!

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Arrrgile and Pirate mentality!

In a recent retrospective one of the team said we should continue the ‘Pirate Mentality’.  What did that mean?  Well in this case we had made some brave decisions in the team and chose to deal with the consequences later.  This was good as the team had taken ownership of an issue and dealt with … The post Arrrgile and Pirate mentality! appeared first on How to Manage a Camel – Project Management and Recruitment .

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Setting up a shared service: Step one

Shared services are all the rage.  Want to save money, grow service resilience and maintain (enhance?!) standards, well my friend, come this way. The first step:  a business case, right?  Wrong. When you bring two or more services together, the likelihood is that you wont want all of the senior managers in the new organisation. Guess who has the power to drive or block the creation of the shared service?  Turkeys voting for Christmas.

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Getting tough

I used to believe in empowering staff, setting broad goals and letting them find their own way there.  This was fine on projects where time was not critical however with austerity, time has become much more important.  So my style has changed.  In the past people would say I’m too nice – giving poor performers too much slack.  Not any more.  That approach landed me in deep sh*t. ** Cliche alert ** It’s taken a while but I’ve finally realised I’m not here to make friends

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Do you really engage with stakeholders?

Do you really engage with stakeholders?

I came home after a long day looking forward to a lazy evening relaxing. But as I approached my garage (behind my house) the way was blocked by a lorry discharging its load. To explain; there is a building site at the end of the road where a series of apartments is being built (whatever happened to the word flat?). … Read More > Related Posts: Project management terminolgy – what a turn off How much project management information do you share? Are you burning out your project managers? What do you need to change to be more effective? Out of tiny acorns…..

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Project Management Graduates – Networking Advice

Project Management Graduates – Networking Advice

Last Thursday evening Arras People had a stand at a Careers Fair for UCL’s Construction & Project Management faculty in Central London. There were about 150 – mainly postgraduate students who will be graduating next September and looking for work within these fields. Arras don’t tend to have graduate placements because hiring organisations tend to … The post Project Management Graduates – Networking Advice appeared first on How to Manage a Camel – Project Management and Recruitment .

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