Year: 2014

SharePoint for project management

SharePoint is one of the most under used applications in most large organisations. Yes, it gets used as an alternative network drive, but it is such a powerful tool with so many useful features which most users never discover. In

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Are you a good leader?

The most effective project managers are also good leaders. They get their teams to excel, to go the extra mile, they extract every last element of synergy. But how do you know how you stack up as a leader? DILBERT

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“Balls!” Project Management lessons from zookeepers.

War. Death. Terror. Ebola… …it’s fair to say that much of the news lately has been pretty grim (nothing new there!), so you can imagine my relief when I stumbled across a story that bore the headline ‘Zoo abandons hyena

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8 Huge project management training hoaxes/myths

Project management training should be the biggest enabler for the growth and success of any organisation. But because of these hoaxes/myths perpetuated by vendors and ill informed managers alike, the return on investment in project management training is often poor

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There’s no ‘i’ in Ryder Cup – more team lessons from sport

It’s one of those trite old phrases that always rocks up at team building events and courses: There’s no ‘i’ in team. Well I think there are lots of ‘i’s in a team –  Individuals who submit to the team

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Using Evernote in Project Management

Does technology suck the productivity out of your day? With smart phones, tablets, ultra-books and laptops it’s hard to even use the toilet without some app or other sending you a reminder or giving you a ‘poke’. The technology magpie

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No one learns anything when they’re bored or unconscious….

So how do you get the interest and engagement when training project managers? No matter what the subject matter you will have a diverse audience and they will have different learning requirements. Instructional design research tells us that individual’s differ

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Projects – Plan for Success

It’s likely that most of us have heard the phrase “poor planning = poor performance” or “fail to plan – plan to fail” and other variations on the same theme. What it all boils down to is that the success

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Learn to translate (what your team are saying) in 20 seconds!

Learning to decipher stuff back in the day used to be easy. For example, pirates had a map with a bloody huge X on it! It doesn’t get much easier than that. But figuring out what your project team or

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7 easy steps to become a better project manager

Whilst catching up on e-mails and posts on holiday I came across an article written by an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs that I think is equally relevant to project managers. How so? Because project managers are just like entrepreneurs and running

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