Ian J Seath

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A free history lesson with every Project Management workshop!

So many times, I get feedback from participants on my Project Management workshops that it wasn’t at all what they expected. Their perceptions had been that PM was riddled with jargon and all about filling in templates. I try to make my workshops much more rounded than simply teaching project processes and tools. If you … Continue reading

Why do people hate your new CRM (or any other) system?

An article at was titled “What Won’t Tell You“, but it’s not just about that particular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. The lessons highlighted are equally applicable to almost every new IT project. I’ve written previously and argued that there’s no such thing as a CRM project (or IT project). There are only business … Continue reading

The value of being networked (or why I hate networking)

An email newsletter arrived in my Inbox from Sarah Taylor this morning and it reminded me of how much I loathe “networking events”. Sarah said: “I’m one of those people who’s always said networking just isn’t my thing. And yet when I reflected on my disinterest (which is really resistance and fear!!) I realised that … Continue reading

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