6 Christmas Expenses to Claim Back from the Taxman

Merry Christmas to one and all, we hope that 2015 is a fruitful year for you. Are you a Project Manager with a team of staff? Do you have your own Limited Company? Are you claiming all of the expenses that you are entitled to? For everyday legitimate expenses that you may be able to … The post 6 Christmas Expenses to Claim Back from the Taxman appeared first on How to Manage a Camel – Project Management Blog .

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What have Stand-ups, Ross Noble and Sunderland got to do with Agile?

Please don’t get me wrong I love the fact that PPM practitioners are talking about being agile (small a); what concerns, is the fact that Agile (big A) appears to be positioned so often as “a new idea” and sold in an anti-establishment way where everything that has gone before is non-agile (big or little … The post What have Stand-ups, Ross Noble and Sunderland got to do with Agile? appeared first on How to Manage a Camel – Project Management Blog .

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Season’s Greetings 2014

Season’s Greetings 2014

As 2014 comes to a close this is the perfect time to thank you for your continued support throughout the year. Season’s Greetings and Warm Holiday Wishes from Deanne and the team at Unlike Before Website Email UK +44 7817 500 593 Whitepaper Resources IT +39 3664 537 897 Copyright Unlike Before Ltd 2014 all rights reserved

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Mind Mapping Uses in Project Management

Not the most obvious scenario for project managers or project workers – using mind mapping software for planning project requirements, creating work breakdown structures (WBS), then going on to use the same mind mapping software to schedule and ongoing monitor, control and close – what on earth could mind mapping possibly add or contribute to … The post Mind Mapping Uses in Project Management appeared first on How to Manage a Camel – Project Management Blog .

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So, what have I learned this year 1?

As the year draws to a close, I sat last Sunday and decided it was time to reflect – after all, I am asking or have suggested others should do this, try here and here . Out came the note pad and I started to make some jottings. This is part I,  part II will appear next week. These are … Read More > Related Posts: Do you need more skilled project staff? What does project management mean to me? 360 assessment for project staff Reflection – 400 Blogs Who are your good project management role models?

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The school of hard knocks

The school of hard knocks

It’s said that you learn more from failures than you do from successes.  Here’s a project I learned a lot from The brief was to project manage the procurement and implementation of a large IT system.  Seemed straight forward enough, I’d done it before… The challenge: Resources were tight Project team included some VERY ‘strong’ characters Project team were under-performing Project sponsor was disengaged Project had to enable substantial service cost reductions (1/3 of a multi-million pound budget) We conducted soft market testing, produced a very detailed requirements specification and went to market.  We were unable to appoint a supplier because all suppliers failed to meet all ‘essential’ requirements. We revised the specification, but the relationship between myself and the sponsor had deteriorated to the point of no return and I was ‘ freed up to work on something else ‘.  As you can imagine, this was not pleasant.

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