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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

Project Kick-off meetings – setting off on the right track

In their TED Talks, David Grady and Jason Fried discuss the economic impact of badly run meetings. Astonishingly, they reckon that 75% of people have received no training in how to conduct an effective meeting. During many of my Project Management workshops I ask the participants to plan a project kick-off meeting.  We talk briefly … Continue reading

IT Projects and Behavioural Change

Whenever Clyde Williams (ShoNet Systems) and I meet, we invariably talk about how we help clients tackle the change management aspects of projects and programmes. It’s often said that there is no such thing as an IT Project; there are only business improvement projects that happen to have an IT-enabling component. Clyde helps clients to … Continue reading

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