Why is project management so fragmented in companies?

I was in email discussion with a senior manager about project management. I asked a number of questions including; how things have progressed since running a wide range of project courses, who was now in overall control of project management and whether there had been any financial return on investment (ROI) from all the training, including working with the board … Read More > Related Posts: The demise of the training manager and the impact for… How can you really develop project management skills? Do you have consistent project management? Who owns project management in your company? * Sometimes an idea is so simple you wonder why it is not…

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How much project management information do you share?

How much project management information do you share?

I recently had a great conversation with Mark Richie who is the Deputy Director and Head of Project Services at the University of Edinburgh. Mark told me that the University developed a Projects Web site for which the key design requirement was the ability to share project information with stakeholders across the University. Access to the site is open to … Read More > Related Posts: Today’s quiz question on project management is… Do you recreate your successes in projects? We don’t need project management training, we have PM… Training is like coffee – you need the right blend! Where is your project Gateway review?

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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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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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