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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Just say NO!

Just say NO!

One outcome from austerity and the economic downturn is that staff are having to do more with less .  But how is this possible, you’re already amazing, right? Work longer hours.  But this makes you grumpy, and can lead to mistakes as you get tired. Work more quickly – do the same stuff, just faster.  But this is not sustainable and results in the same symptoms as above.

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The saintly project manager

The saintly project manager

In ‘ Playing the project manager ‘, Charles said that he’d adopted a position of moral relativism i.e. ‘…that people should make their own choices about what is important to them, and put on performances that enact those choices.’ (p 130). This made me reflect on my own unwritten moral code of conduct as a programme manager.  Here are some things that I aspire to: Respect others – meaning everyone – irrespective of level of seniority and other obvious attributes (race, gender, sexuality, age, political outlook). Believe that people are motivated by wanting to do the right thing. Don’t embarrass others. Be kind, gentle, but firm when necessary

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Top Tips for Project Management Contractors

Top Tips for Project Management Contractors

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s that time of year when the nights draw in and people want to snuggle down indoors after a hard day’s work. The last thing you want to do as a contract Project Manager is have to start calculating your taxes or balancing the books for your self-assessment, … The post Top Tips for Project Management Contractors appeared first on How to Manage a Camel – Project Management Blog .

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Lessons learned or lessons identified…?

Lessons learned or lessons identified…?

Last week I wrote about different countries – same project management issues. The article highlighted some of the problem faced by project staff, issues that are pretty common in all of the countries visited. But what are companies doing? This is a question I asked within the article. The reality is very little! On a recent project management course I … Read More > Related Posts: Are lessons learned – not really? Crossing the line and learning from it Do you recreate your successes in projects? How many of your projects follow this learning route?

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