Be honest, when was the last time you took time out from your project to really focus on yourself? I ask this as I speak with many project managers who are very busy, so busy they barely return phone calls, their calendars are fully committed to the project(s) or there is little space in their day/week for anything else. As … Read More > Related Posts: 360 assessment for project staff So, how good are you? What do you need to change to be more effective? Project Management Training: Classroom vs mobile Good project management skills are not enough
The above idea came from a tweet I saw in April. It read: I must admit I was taken aback by this. Why? Before explaining fully let me say a thank you to Operation Saves Lives, they probably never intended the above to go in the direction I am going to take it. So why was I taken aback? Well … Read More > Related Posts: Why do projects fail? It’s because we do not exert enough… Where is your project Gateway review
Many old school managers are still of the belief that only a few common incentives motivate people, such as money and status. But research shows the opposite. People are not as heavily influenced by money as some think. One such study was carried out by Development Dimensions International and published in the UK Times newspaper. They interviewed more than 1,000 staff from companies employing more than 500 workers, and found many to be bored, lacking commitment and looking for a new job. Pay actually came fifth in the reasons people gave for leaving their jobs.
Many of the blogs I write are as a result of something that has happened working on a client assignment. This one is no different. The above words “Sorry, there’s not enough information to do this project” were spoken by a manager on a project management course. The person suggested that the case study (project brief – 283 words long) … Read More > Related Posts: Project sponsors; how good are you at briefing your project… “Can you show me how to produce a Gantt chart?” Good project management skills are not enough Practical project management training – it works! What do you need to change to be more effective?
This was a question I was asked on a recent project management course. I was able to introduce a simple model which went down well. I wished however I had been able to pull out an article written by Mark Richie of the University of Edinburgh. Entitled Simple Project Portfolio Management he explains the university’s approach to: assigning projects an … Read More > Related Posts: How much project management information do you share? Today’s quiz question on project management is… Who owns project management in your company? * Why don’t they improve project delivery? Steering groups – do they add any value