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Project Managers: stop obsessing about “what?” and keep your eye on “why?”

There have been a few posts recently on LinkedIn with “clever” graphics showing the role of Project Management when applied to day-to-day activities. A couple of examples were how to make a cup of coffee and how to bake a cake (if I recall correctly). They attempt to show how project management activities such as … Continue reading

How to make your research and analytical projects more “agile” – 22 ideas

I run a 2-day Project Management skills workshop for economists, social science researchers, statisticians and OR people. We talk about agile approaches to managing projects to help reduce risks and improve the chances of successful delivery. I’ve put together a checklist of 22 ideas to make this type of project more agile (structured around a … Continue reading

Trello for PMOs – Some great ideas from the PMO Flashmob

I’ve been a Trello user for some years now and have written about how I use it to support client assignments. I’ve also produced a public Trello Board where I share Project articles, tools and resources. Trello is particularly useful in (and originates from) the world of Agile Project Management but I have found it … Continue reading

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