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Challenge the norm…

We sometimes get caught up in the day to day aspects of our job and accept what has always been. As we get sucked into our roles we have to consider how we can make a difference and that is … Continue reading

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Always stay true

There are times as a Project Manager that you have to rise above the drama that unfolds not just on your project but in the work environment around you. That is part of day to day work life but the … Continue reading

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Can I help?

As Project Managers we always look to have our plans set, budgets tracked, scope understood and generally controls in place to lessen the risk of failure. All these things are great to have but let’s not forget that to be … Continue reading

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Accountability

As Project Managers our aim is to gain respect from those around us as we guide a project team and ultimately a business to deliver results from its investments in projects. This can only be achieved by holding everyone accountable … Continue reading

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The Human Factor

There is a quote I use when training for years on Project Management around the human factor in the difference between doing Project Management well or poorly. It identifies to me the utmost importance for the art of project management … Continue reading

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Passion for delivery

I have been convinced for some time that the truly best Project Managers have an in built passion for delivery and achieving what some may see as the impossible. That is a difficult trait to teach someone and it is … Continue reading

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Vendor Management and the PM – Part 3 The Kick Off

Having got the contract negotiated and signed it is time for the kick off to the project and it is up to the Project Manager to partner with the vendor engagement lead to get the project off to a good … Continue reading

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Vendor Management and the PM – Part 2 The Contract Negotiations

Over time I have been part of many projects involving managing the role of a vendor and have decided to document some of those experiences and lessons learned to try and establish the mythical ‘best practice’ After the selection should … Continue reading

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Vendor Management and the PM – Part 1 The Selection

Over time I have been part of many projects involving managing the role of a vendor and have decided to document some of those experiences and lessons learned to try and establish the mythical ‘best practice’ The obvious starting point … Continue reading

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Benefits of Project Portfolio Management

I was recently asked to present on Portfolio Management and had the opportunity to review and discuss what I have done previously and revisit material from the past. What I found was some summaries on the benefits of Portfolio Management … Continue reading

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