BPUG Congress

Conference slides now online

March 19, 2009

Last month I presented at the International Congress for Project, Programme and Risk Management, a Best Practice User Group event for PRINCE2 Practioners and other related parties. The slides from the event are now online, so you can see my presentation and download it in .pdf format here. I spoke about Project Management 2.0.  You […]

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PRINCE2 for Girls!

February 27, 2009

It was at the BPUG Congress last year that I started talking to the training company Maven about their idea for a PRINCE2 course for women only.  Their team had been inspired by this blog and thought that an all-female training environment would make a unique and enriching learning opportunity. I agree.  Girls typically do […]

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At the BPUG Congress

February 11, 2009

I gave my presentation at the second annual Best Practice User Group International Congress today: PM 2.0 – new media and online networking for project managers. I was the closing keynote address and when I finished there were no questions – none at all!  Either I had bamboozled everyone with talk of new fangled technology […]

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New Knowledge Base tool

March 24, 2008

Knowledge Base from The Projects Group (TPG) has been up and running for a month now and it is a very impressive tool. It works a lot like the project management search engine on PMConnection. However, PMConnection’s search is Google-based and will search websites and blogs. Knowledge Base draws on different information, including back issues […]

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Conference presentations

February 25, 2008

There will be no posts for two weeks: I’m taking a holiday. I have a few more notes to write up from the BPUG congress on project, programme and risk management, but if you can’t wait, you can see all the presentations from all the speakers on the congress website here.

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BPUG Awards

February 15, 2008

I thought I’d share with you the official write-up of the fab gala dinner at last week’s conference. They timed the speeches between the courses, so it meant people didn’t leave their dinners to get too cold while they went up to present or collect awards – only at a project management event are things […]

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A successful quote

February 13, 2008

A quote from Andrew Ball’s BPUG presentation: “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill, 1941

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Back from the brink

February 12, 2008

Andrew Ball, head of IT Performance Audit at the Audit Commission, was one of the speakers at last week’s BPUG Congress. He spoke during a session in the strategic project and programme management strand about how to cope when projects go wrong. The main thrust of his argument was trying to avoid projects going wrong […]

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Olympic stakeholders

February 10, 2008

I was at the International Congress for Project, Programme and Risk Management last Wednesday and Thursday and listened to some really interesting speakers. Liz Underhill, Programme Manager for the London Olympics Programme, spoke early on the first day about the progress so far on planning for the Games. What struck me about her role is […]

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