Elizabeth Harrin

APM Chartered status is go: PMI’s objections are dismissed

July 19, 2014

This is going to be long, so here’s the summary: APM is applying for a Royal Charter PMI objected at the time The Privy Council decided that they were going to recommend a Royal Charter for APM PMI raised legal challenges The High Court has conducted a judicial review into the objections PMI’s objections have […]

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Case Study: Launching Microsoft Project (and other things) at UPEC, Paris

July 16, 2014

What do you do if you need staff, students and the global research community to all have access to collaborate on projects, but without making everything complicated or publicly available? If you are Gérald Morin, you implement a suite of Microsoft solutions. Gérald, Quality and Methods Manager at the Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), delivered a […]

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PPM Practices: A panel discussion on now and the future

July 14, 2014

At the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit last month I sat in on a panel discussion between Sajan Parihar who leads the project and portfolio business at Microsoft and Patrick Tickle, EVP of Products at Planview. The moderator put a question up on a slide and Sajan and Patrick had a few seconds to […]

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Giveaway: Healthcare Project Management

July 9, 2014

I have a great giveaway for you this month: a copy of Kathy Schwalbe and Dan Furlong’s book, Healthcare Project Management. At over 500 pages it’s a comprehensive guide to working in the healthcare sector, plus it includes a guide to Microsoft Project. It’s compatible with the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition and it’s full of […]

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6 Reasons why networking is important

July 7, 2014

Ever wondered why you should be going to that seminar on risk management or that evening social event with a guest speaker? It’s because networking is an essential part of your job, whether you know it or not. Will Kintish expands on this in his book Business Networking: The Survival Guide. He explains the 6 […]

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Book Review: The Presentation Book

July 2, 2014

“A great presentation,” Emma Ledden writes in The Presentation Book, “ is about figuring out what questions your audience need an answer to.” In other words, it’s not about what you want to say, it’s about what they want to hear. I read this book before doing a talk to the PMI Southern Ontario (Canada) […]

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Hydra: A new way of managing resources

June 28, 2014

I met Manfredi Bargioni, Vice President Marketing at Hydra, at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit in London earlier this month. He and his colleague James gave me an overview of their project management tool which I found very interesting as it takes a different approach to project scheduling. Project management tools are traditionally […]

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Project Management News Round Up for June 2014

June 25, 2014

UK IT industry awards open for nominations Think your team has what it takes to be named IT Project Team of the Year? Then why not enter the UK IT Industry Awards? There is also a category called ‘Project Excellence Awards’ so if you’ve worked on a successful project you could put yourself forward for […]

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3 Challenges for Project Success

June 23, 2014

Last week I shared an infographic from The Access Group. In this article, guest contributor Piers McLeish explains more about the data behind the headlines. Following a recent survey we looked at areas for improvement, where a lack of visibility over data is causing problems as well as the most important features and factors key […]

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5 Project Lessons for 2014 (infographic)

June 18, 2014

Click the image to see a larger version on the Access website.

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