Are you breaching copyright?

Are you breaching copyright?

The day was going really well. An early morning swim, emails dealt with (swiftly) and then the post arrived… That’s when my day went off plan. In the post a letter arrived from a company saying that my company, Project Agency had breached copyright on a photo that was within a .pdf document. They demanded £510 (approximately $875 – “the … Read More > Related Posts: Introduction to Project Management course – Free!! I do not take account of my time. Do you? Olympic security debacle – lack of controls? Who’s got my dictionary?

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Do you believe in this project?

Do you believe in this project?

I often receive really interesting issues on project management courses however one recently was new: I have been asked to work on a project I do not believe in. What should I do? This course participant was involved in what was termed by her sponsor and the senior managers as a ‘key departmental project.’ There was a project team of … Read More > Related Posts: What do you do when someone does not take responsibility? Bring out your dead (projects) We should make it mandatory for ALL projects! So what’s this project going to be like? My projects suffer from resource theft II

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Why do projects fail? It’s because we do not exert enough control

Why do projects fail? It’s because we do not exert enough control

At the start of a recent project management course, I asked what goes wrong in projects. The list was interesting: change of personnel time slippage with deadlines not being met priorities unclear not having the operational capacity to do the project not being realistic with the time we have poor management of stakeholder expectations communications breakdown roles in projects not … Read More > Related Posts: How good is your project monitoring and control? What effect Sometimes an idea is so simple you wonder why it is not… What do you do when someone does not take responsibility? Shopping, it’s surely like a project? How to say no without saying no!

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Guía de Ética para Administradores de Proyecto

Guía de Ética para Administradores de Proyecto

Desde el blog de Cobalt Project Manager , propongo ahora la Guía de Ética para Administradores de Proyecto , de Ben Ferris . Ben empieza señalando que cuando se dirige un proyecto se deben tener muchas destrezas y habilidades. Pero es mu importante también ser ético. Y enlista tres aspectos que se deben considerar. Cuidar al Equipo Uno de sus grandes responsabilidades del Administrador de Proyecto es cuidar del equipo. En ocasiones es fácil y en otras no, pero es una tarea que simplemente no puede ignorarse.

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C+ for effort but could you have done any better?

C+ for effort but could you have done any better?

I was reading. It was a great novel, thoroughly engaging and the story line was excellent. It was a real page turner. For some reason my attention was drawn away from my book and I realised that there was silence all around me. I was with my wife in Terminal 5 at Heathrow on the way to Washington DC awaiting … Read More > Related Posts: A project is like an aeroplane. Leadership development + project management training = real… I do not take account of my time.

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