Shortcuts to Success is now published!

June 12, 2013

My new book, Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World (2nd Edition) is now out. It was a bit of a labour of love to update the first edition. This new version contains 31 new case studies from project managers all round the world, working on everything from very small projects to multi-million […]

Read more

What can we do to encourage women into IT project management?

November 11, 2011

Last week, the BCS’s Project Eye blogged about the low numbers of women entering science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to pursue careers. Project and programme management is still required in this fields – so given that women choose project management as a career, why aren’t they choosing it in STEM areas? I’ve teamed up […]

Read more

Get 15% off Project Management in the Real World, plus Kindle and pdf editions now available!

January 3, 2011

Happy New Year! And happy birthday to me. This month is the 5th birthday of A Girl’s Guide to Project Management.  2011 is also the 5th anniversary year of the publication of Project Management in the Real World. To celebrate all these events, I have some great news to share. Project Management in the Real […]

Read more

Education and Training: The Debate

June 9, 2010

Is there are big divide between project management academics and those offering training?  And do project managers need both?  These were some of the questions discussed at a recent BCS event where a panel debated the differences between project management education and training. The evening started with a vote on the motion:  “Education and training […]

Read more

PM News Round-up (yes, again already!)

April 2, 2010

It really is a busy Spring for project management.  Here’s another round-up of the latest news. New qualification for NGO Project Managers APMG is launching a new qualification aimed at project managers working in the development sector later this month.  Called, PMD Pro (Project Management in Development Professional), it was successfully piloted in South Africa […]

Read more

PM News Round-up

March 15, 2010

Here’s a round-up of the latest happenings in the project management arena. The Turing Lecture I attended the 2010 Turing Lecture last month.  Professor Chris Bishop, Chief Research Scientist at Microsoft’s research lab in Cambridge, discussed the field of machine learning.  He talked about how uncertainty can be modeled and quantified using probabilities and how […]

Read more

Tomorrow’s Women, Tomorrow’s World

January 22, 2010

It doesn’t bode well when some of the brightest IT minds in the country can’t get the projector to work.  Sue Black covered it up well but yesterday’s BCS event didn’t get off to a flying start. The evening was to discuss the perennial question of the lack of women in technical jobs and what […]

Read more

Making projects work: achieving project success

June 11, 2009

This is the last part in the Making Projects Work video debate series that has been running this week.  It’s short enough to watch during your tea break and the speakers talk about embedding change, better ways to do lessons learned and continuous improvement.

Read more

Making projects work: is project management too complicated?

June 10, 2009

This is the third part in the Making Projects Work video debate series.  It’s a really short video, and it looks at whether or not we are making it too difficult for ourselves! The final video will appear here tomorrow.

Read more

Making projects work: personnel in the project

June 9, 2009

This is part two in the Making Projects Work video debate, which talks about teams and people.  Part one was yesterday, and there next bit will be here tomorrow!

Read more