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Villanova Friday: The conclusions

April 1, 2011
This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Villanova Friday

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Villanova FridayFor the last 8 weeks I have been taking the Maximising IT/IS Team Effectiveness course with Villanova University. I’ve been blogging about my experiences of the virtual learning environment in this series. Over the years I have tried classroom courses, a weekend project management […]

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Villanova Friday, Week 6: Team Productivity

March 11, 2011
This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Villanova Friday

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Villanova FridayThis week I had two weeks of lectures to listen to on the Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness course I am taking with Villanova University. Given a busy day job, this was a challenge.  So much for my week off last week. This week it […]

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Villanova Friday, Week 5: Holiday

March 4, 2011
This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Villanova Friday

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Villanova FridayI’m on holiday this week and have done no studying at all. The good news is that the Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness course I am taking with Villanova University is very flexible and I’ll be able to catch up the online classes next week. […]

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Villanova Friday, Week 4: Effective Communication

February 25, 2011
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This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Villanova Friday

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Villanova Friday This week on the Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness course I am taking with Villanova University the focus has been on communication. We’ve looked at effective strategies for one-on-one spoken conversations with people, including how to determine the preferences of the person you are […]

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Villanova Friday, Week 3: IT Leadership Alchemy

February 18, 2011
This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Villanova Friday

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Villanova FridayThis video discusses the course text book I’m using for my Maximizing IT/IS Team Effectiveness studies. For those of you who would prefer to read the transcript, it’s below. This is the course book that I’m using for the Maximizing IT/IS Team Effectiveness course […]

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Why I wouldn’t do a weekend course again

November 1, 2010

I recently took the 5 day Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) course with Maven Training.  I’ve done courses with Maven in the past, and I’ve also met many of their team and their CEO Melanie Franklin.  But the reason I choose them this time was because of their innovative approach to delivering training in a way […]

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Get Started Using Social Media on Your Projects: Take the free course!

October 4, 2010
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I’m getting excited about my book launch in Washington next week.  I have my author copies of Social Media for Project Managers, and they look lovely.  I’m really pleased with what PMI has done and how they have turned out. I wanted to do something different and special to tie in with the launch, so […]

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More on PMD Pro

May 24, 2010

Back in 2007, a group of NGO’s met in Baltimore.  They realised that their projects were over or under spent and ineffective.  “Because we are positive people we saw this as an opportunity,” said John Cropper, Global Programme Co-ordinator for Oxfam’s Raising Her Voice programme.  They wanted to do something “by the sector for the […]

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Keeping up to date: the value of training

June 24, 2009
This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Office Goddess

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Office GoddessThis month in the Office Goddess series, I’m talking about training. I meet a lot of dynamic, switched on women doing what I do. After all, most people who attend conferences and networking events, or who get in touch with me through this blog, […]

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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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