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Day of Gratitude 2013

December 11, 2013

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK but that doesn’t mean I’m not thankful. As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to say thank you to those people who have helped keep my blog going and growing over the past 12 months, especially as I took time out on maternity leave. It […]

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Day of Gratitude 2012

December 19, 2012

It’s the end of the year, almost, and time to say thank you to those people who have helped make my blog a success over the last 12 months. This year I’ve written dozens of articles for this site and others, worked with some talented companies and had a great time. Here are some of […]

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Meet Laurel: A Very PMP Wedding

February 17, 2012

I have confessed before to planning my own wedding in Microsoft Project. I also interviewed a wedding planner for my first book, Project Management in the Real World, about fixed date projects. After all, a wedding is a project with an immovable end date. So I was delighted to discover a blog that blends project […]

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Day of Gratitude

December 19, 2011

This blog might be called A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, but the success of it isn’t just down to me. There are a lot of people who contribute to making it happen. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK (our November holiday celebrates the chap who didn’t manage to blow up Parliament in 1605) […]

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Thank you! I’m IT Professional Blogger of the Year

November 30, 2011

It was the Computer Weekly Social Media Awards 2011 last night, and I was nominated in two categories. I won IT Professional Blogger of the Year, which was fabulous! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to vote for me. Project management was poorly represented in the awards (we didn’t have our […]

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Please vote in the Computer Weekly Social Media Awards!

November 21, 2011

It’s the 4th Annual Computer Weekly Social Media Awards, and I am delighted to say that this year I have been nominated in two categories: Best Use of Social Media – Individual (under my name, Elizabeth Harrin) and IT Professional Blogger of the Year (for A Girl’s Guide to Project Management). There isn’t a project […]

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Book Review: On Top Of Everything: Manage Your Projects and Life with Ease

October 10, 2011
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“Not so many generations ago, life was simpler,” writes Laurence H Seton in On Top Of Everything: Manage Your Projects and Life with Ease. Over the last 30 years Seton says he has used pretty much every productivity system available. He rejected the paper to do list method of staying organised that I use with […]

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Book review: Optimizing Human Capital with a Strategic Project Office

February 2, 2011
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I wish I hadn’t given this book away.  It’s a desk reference for the kind of job I do now – managing project managers – and it’s very, very useful. Optimizing Human Capital with a Strategic Project Office:  Select, Train, Measure, and Reward People for Organization Success by J. Kent Crawford and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin has […]

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A Girl’s Guide to Project Management is Blog of the Year!

November 19, 2010

I attended the Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards last night, as I’d been nominated in the Project Management category.  And… I won! I also won the Blog of the Year award, selected by the judges and IBM who were the sponsor, and I was runner up in the IT Professional Female category, which was won […]

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Please vote for me!

October 29, 2010
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You might have seen the Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards logo appear in the sidebar on the right recently.  This is a shameless plug:  I’ve been nominated in the Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards again this year.  Last year I won the project management category, and I would very much like to keep the title.  […]

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