Monthly Archives: February 2016

Projects without people

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What a lovely thought. No changes to requirements. Do late delivery. Nobody saying you can’t do that. But could you have projects without people? Projects are delivered by people, for people and impacting people. So you can’t get away from

Posted in Communications, Leadership, People skills

Communication – clarity vs project-speak

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As a project manager I don’t profess to be an expert in all the different aspects of my project or all the skills needed to deliver it. But I do know enough to know when I am being fed a

Posted in Communications

The power of face to face

Shaking hands to their success

I recently attended a team building day. No, it wasn’t one of those outdoor tree hugging events where you learn to trust your colleagues by jumping out of a tree into their arms. It was much more fundamental, much more

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Project disaster alert – A disengaged project sponsor

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Project disasters often start at the top – with the project sponsor. Sponsors rarely set out to be difficult, hard to get hold of or disengaged, but it often happens. Why is that? There are a number of possible reasons.

Posted in Signs of project disaster, Sponsor