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Looking ahead: Predictions for Project Management in 2014

December 9, 2013

Oooh, it’s dangerous to make predictions for the future, but I thought I’d give it a go. Project management seems to be changing quite a lot at the moment, and it certainly feels like over the last couple of years we have (finally) taken some leaps forward in thinking and, as a profession, deciding where […]

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6 Things I didn’t know about being a project manager

February 20, 2013

I decided to be a project manager. Admittedly, it wasn’t until I started working that I knew such a job existed, but when I realised I did, I knew it was for me. However, even though I thought I knew what I was letting myself in for there were still some things I didn’t know […]

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Project work is growing, but the profession is struggling to keep up

May 30, 2012

Project-related work and the number of project-related jobs are growing too quickly for our approaches to professionalism to keep up. You don’t have to look to hard to see that the world of work is becoming more focused on projects. I don’t think it’s just project professionals who would say that – business leaders are […]

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Are you a project chugger?

May 21, 2012

A bit of bright weather and suddenly the pavements are full of people waving clipboards, trying to get you to stop at the end of a busy day and donate to charity. While the causes are always good, the method of extracting direct debit details from passers by is low-tech, and if you are trying […]

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Tackling the gender pay gap

January 13, 2010

There has been a lot in the news recently about the gender pay gap, but unfortunately it has all been pretty descriptive: shock horror, women are paid less than men. As if we didn’t know that already.  The Equality Bill had its second reading in the Lords last month and consultation on the guidance starts […]

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PM Network article

September 8, 2007

This blog gets a mention in the latest edition of PM Network, as I’m quoted talking about accountability. You can read the article on PMI’s website.

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Writing nine to five

May 14, 2007

Those of you who know I’m interested in literature won’t be surprised to hear that I found Joshua Ferris’ article for The Guardian interesting. Office life does turn up every now and then in fiction: project management even gets a passing mention.This article came out a good three weeks ago (21 April) and it’s been […]

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Projects without borders

October 19, 2006

One of the great things about living overseas is being able to understand another culture. For example, did you know the French don’t understand the British desire to mix orange juice and champagne in the same glass? At work, culture is never more pronounced than when international teams work together on projects. If you’re managing […]

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What does a PM do all day?

October 16, 2006

I was given a fab new wheelie suitcase as a gift at the weekend, which is great as I seem to be doing a lot of travelling at the moment. On the way to the UK at the weekend I found myself sitting next to a guy in a leather jacket. He obviously wasn’t taking […]

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Blogging your way to a new career

September 1, 2006

I have an article on this topic in Projects@Work this week, so click here if you want to find out more about how surfing the blogosphere can help you on the way to a new job.

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