Organisational Change: the biggest risk to business today #GartnerPPM

June 13, 2014

On Monday I attended the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit in London. Richard Hunter from Gartner was one of the speakers during the opening keynote and he said that when the Standish Group’s first Chaos report came out in the 1990’s it flagged project management as the largest risk facing businesses at the time. […]

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How can I help you now it’s too late? [video]

February 10, 2014

Last autumn I presented (virtually) at the PMI Southern Ontario Chapter about Customer-Centric Project Management and continuous improvement as a better approach to lessons learned than the traditional project-implementation review. It was a good experience to give a presentation over webcam and audio conference, but it was weird not having immediate feedback from the people […]

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What does project management mean to me?

September 25, 2013

This article is part of the #pmFlashBlog. Project management. It’s what I’ve been doing my whole life, some of the time without realising. It’s how I planned my studies. It’s how I planned my wedding. It’s how I survived relocating abroad for work, and it’s how I stayed sane moving house with a 6 month […]

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First Secondary School in UK to trial project management skills in the classroom (video)

March 6, 2013

This video shows the follow up for a project I first heard about at Synergy 2011: using project management techniques in UK schools to equip young people for school projects and also their future working lives. This video shows the end of that particular initiative and what happened at the school after the project management […]

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PMI Synergy Conference: video diary

November 16, 2012

Here is my video diary of my day at the PMI Synergy event for International Project Management Day. In it you’ll see Lord Digby Jones, Dame Tessa Jowell, Thomas Juli and some other footage from the day to give you an idea of what the conference was like. This video is approximately 7m37s long.

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Project managing the Olympics: milestone timeline

July 16, 2012

With the Olympics kicking off in London next week, I’ve picked out the major project management milestones for the event in this timeline. Use the zoom bar to change the timescales. You can also move from left to right to see all the milestones. If you can’t see it properly, you can view it online […]

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Jubilee Projects!

June 4, 2012

“I’m project managing our street party,” a friend said on the phone last week. “We’ve got a team meeting next Saturday.” “And how much work will actually get done at this team meeting?” I asked her. “Ha! You know me so well….” I could imagine it: neighbours gathering in her spacious lounge, some early evening […]

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Synergy 2011

November 7, 2011

Last Thursday was International Project Management Day, and, along with 800 other project managers, I attended Synergy, a ‘day of celebration’ in London. None of us really knew what to expect. It had never been billed as a traditional conference and it was held at the IndigO2, part of the O2 arena which mainly hosts […]

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There’s no such thing as a bad decision

November 3, 2011

Today is International Project Management Day. Project management is a series of small (and sometimes big) decisions so today I wanted to talk about that. At work recently I had cause to question one of my decisions. I had made a decision that affected other people (as most decisions do). I communicated the decision, replanned […]

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Attracting young people to PM: interview with Chris Field

November 2, 2011

Tomorrow is International Project Management Day, and the UK’s big event to celebrate is Synergy. Over 1000 project managers are due to converge on the O2 arena in London. I spoke to Chris Field, who is the UK PMI Chapter President and one of the organisers. When there is so much doom and gloom, and […]

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