Reflection – 400 Blogs

Reflection – 400 Blogs

I have been thinking about this blog for a while now. I saw the dashboard for my blog postings was reading 397, 398, and now it’s 403 making this the 404thnd blog posting. All those ideas in the articles; all those words. I have decided to take a reflective look back at the last 7 years (the first blog posting … Read More >

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I do not take account of my time. Do you?

I do not take account of my time. Do you?

The group were really impressed with the skills of their colleague. I was running a project sponsorship programme, and to make a point, I asked the group about the skills people had outside of work. One of the group spoke about making wedding cakes. She showed us some photographs of cakes she had finished. They were amazing, and had great … Read More >

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Kit de supervivencia para Administradores de Proyectos

Kit de supervivencia para Administradores de Proyectos

En este blog ya se ha tratado el tema del uso de plantillas en la administración de proyectos. Específicamente en este  post y en este . Ahora se me ocurrió la idea de conjuntar mi propia versión de un Kit de supervivencia para Administradores de Proyectos, a partir de un artículo de la revista CIO   en donde Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt y Jeff Hodgkinson  presentan una lista de los elementos mínimos que debe contener un kit de este tipo. Yo he adaptado esta lista agregando algunos elementos que a mi parecer faltan en la lista original. Los elementos que conforman mi versión del kit son: Enunciado de trabajo  (Y definición de Éxito): Los autores recomiendan realizar una reunión (yo creo que debe ser la reunión de arranque del proyecto) en la que todas las partes interesadas se alinean para el establecer el significado de “éxito”. Plan de Administración del Proyecto: Este documento establece las directrices para controlar todo el proyecto. Registro de Riesgos: La gestión eficaz del riesgo es fundamental para el éxito del proyecto.

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Gestión de Proyectos, ¿moda o necesidad?

Gestión de Proyectos, ¿moda o necesidad?

Este post es mi contribución al esfuerzo denominado “#PMideas: Gestión de Proyectos, ¿moda o necesidad?” promovido por  Carlos J. Pampliega  en  PMIdeas . El primer paso cuando me invitaron a participar fue elegir el tema a desarrollar. Y no fué una desición sencilla.  Ciertamente soy un convencido de los beneficios de aplicar la Administración de Proyectos, pero también sé que explicarlos puede no ser una tarea fácil. Mi primer impulso fué centrar mi escrito en los números duros. Esto ayuda a eliminar todo riesgo de subjetividad. Pero los números duros también son frios

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Project Management Around the World – A Kiwi’s View from Europe

Project Management Around the World – A Kiwi’s View from Europe

This post is part of the #PMFlashBlog initiative originally kick started by Shim Marom and taken forward into round two by Mark Phillipy , The Sensible PM. The twist this time is that readers will be taken on a 7 week journey as people involved in projects around the globe blog about project management where they live.  This topic posed a challenge for a number of reasons…  While I live in Italy I rarely work with Italian companies so it doesn’t make sense for me to write about project management in Italy. In Europe it’s common for projects to cross borders but each country and company is different. Some are very formal and structured, others use specific methodologies or have their own in-house ones, and then there are those with operations across numerous countries where they’re trying to achieve some sense of commonality within their projects yet at the same time remain flexible to local dynamics.  It’s not unusual for a project to be managed by someone in one country on behalf of an organisation in another for a customer in a 3 rd with a team spread across many others including different time zones and languages. The dynamics of these projects and business initiatives can mean soft skills outweigh the hard ones particularly when working with virtual teams. This is a situation which is very much the norm here in Europe. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to managing projects in Europe, the underlying fundamentals of project management are the same wherever you are in the world

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