Why was there real tension in the room?

The 14 people were clearly struggling. They were reluctant to engage with each other or with me. What was going on? Let me set the scene a bit more. This was a course for project sponsors and the group were all senior managers. We spoke about the research which all pointed to the importance of the sponsor role, and the … Read More > Related Posts: Who are your good project management role models? Do you believe in this project?

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Public or in house training – the choice is yours

Public or in house training – the choice is yours

My company, Project Agency receives a wide range of range of requests for services from clients. Over the last few months some of have asked if we run public courses, as they do not have sufficient people for an in house course. I am pleased to say we will be running a range of public courses through 2015: The Perfect … Read More > Related Posts: Will you join us? Master Class – Strategies for Project… Practical project management training – it works! Why is project management so fragmented in companies? Have you really tested out your project before delivery? Project Management Training: Classroom vs mobile

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Do you really engage with stakeholders?

Do you really engage with stakeholders?

I came home after a long day looking forward to a lazy evening relaxing. But as I approached my garage (behind my house) the way was blocked by a lorry discharging its load. To explain; there is a building site at the end of the road where a series of apartments is being built (whatever happened to the word flat?). … Read More > Related Posts: Project management terminolgy – what a turn off How much project management information do you share? Are you burning out your project managers? What do you need to change to be more effective? Out of tiny acorns…..

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Clarisketch: Record Narrations & Annotations on Pictures for Team Collaboration! [Video]

Clarisketch: Record Narrations & Annotations on Pictures for Team Collaboration! [Video]

This new video introduces a powerful (and free!) app that you’re going to want to use with your project teams. Watch “Clarisketch: Narrate & Annotate Pictures for Teaching or Collaboration” here:

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Good project management skills are not enough

Good project management skills are not enough

It was said seriously and with a clear message: “I am a qualified and skilled project manager.” To give it a context; this was during a two day project management course where I had worked the groups hard on a case study project. They were on the ‘home straight’ looking at project monitoring and control. I suggested that there were … Read More > Related Posts: Do you need more skilled project staff? 360 assessment for project staff What do you need to change to be more effective? Do you search for development needs of project managers? Work breakdown structure – HOW?

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