How to keep project costs on track without budget authority

October 22, 2014

While most of the projects that we read about in the press have huge budgets, there are a lot of projects at the other end of the scale. The majority of small projects are run without a specific budget, around the edges of a manager’s day job. Any costs have to come out of the […]

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Healthcare Project Management: Giveaway Winner

July 25, 2014

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway this month for a copy of Healthcare Project Management. Names went into the hat and the winner was… Pamela from Somerset in the UK. Congratulations! Pamela, your book is in the post so it should be with you shortly. The giveaway in August will be for newsletter subscribers […]

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Easter break

April 17, 2014

For those of you celebrating, enjoy the long Easter weekend. We’ll be back after the break next week!

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Christmas Break

December 18, 2013

A Girl’s Guide To Project Management is taking a Christmas break. I’ll be back in the New Year on 6 January with more articles and news for 2014. In the meantime, enjoy the holiday period and best wishes for the New Year.

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The work from home disadvantage (infographic)

October 21, 2013

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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2012

A Girl’s Guide to Project Management returns on 2 January next year. Until then, I wish you all happy holidays, and a wonderful 2013.

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Happiness is a ticked list

May 9, 2012

This is a photo I took of a poster at Reading train station. It’s advertising a hardware store, but I thought it was relevant to project managers. I think “Happiness is a ticked list” is going to be my new motto!

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Happy Easter!

April 6, 2012

These photos were taken at Jean-Philippe Patisserie, a chocolatier and patisserie in the Bellagio hotel, Las Vegas. On the left you have the world’s largest chocolate fountain, comprising of 500 feet of stainless steel piping and 25 hand-made glass sculpture dishes that deliver 2 tons of chocolate in a continuous cascading display. Pretty impressive, but […]

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Leaders and Followers

October 3, 2011

This is a guest post by Peter Parkes, author of NLP for Project Managers. I recently found myself walking away from a project and used an NLP technique to help identify the root cause of my decision.  At the same time I identified some lessons for leadership styles for project management. Understanding how we got […]

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The glass ceiling and women’s participation in MBAs

June 1, 2011

Don’t you love infographics? Here’s one I found about women in business. It says that “we’ve come a long way” in the salary stakes: not far enough, it seems to me, seeing that this says we still only earn 80% of what men do. Click it to see it in larger format on the original […]

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