Interviews

WiSE: Supporting Senior Women Delivering Strategic Projects

September 3, 2014

This post was sponsored by IPS Learning. Sometimes the best ideas come from a chance conversation. A chance conversation that Mary Simpkins had last year is what set her off on a journey to develop WiSE: Women in Strategic Execution. The Strategic Execution Conference was held for the first time last year and next month […]

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Happy Anniversary Women in PM SIG! An interview with Teri Okoro

August 20, 2014

Next month sees the APM’s Women in Project Management group holding the 2014 National Conference & 21st Anniversary of Women in Project Management in London. I spoke to Teri Okoro, Chair of the special interest group and part of the team behind the anniversary preparations. Teri, what’s on the agenda for the WiPM SIG now you’ve […]

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10 Killer Interview Questions for Hiring Project Managers

June 9, 2014

Interviewing for project management jobs is something I have had to do but I don’t find it easy. How do you know what to ask? And how do you use what is normally a really short period of time to let the candidate show themselves in the best possible light? Added to that is the […]

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Networking made easy: An interview with Will Kintish

May 14, 2014

Is your summer stretching ahead with one cocktail networking event after another? No? Mine neither. However, there is always some kind of requirement to met new people as a project manager, even if it’s just your next project team. And as author Will Kintish says, networking is simply about building relationships. I asked him for […]

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Making it Fly: An Interview with Brigitte Cobb

January 20, 2014

Ever wondered why some people get stuff done and some people don’t? The people who do (and I expect you’d count yourself in that group if you are a project manager) tend to have the right attitude and a simple process for staying organized and completing tasks. Whether you call that project management or not […]

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Beyond Budgeting: an interview with Bjarte Bogsnes (part 2)

November 15, 2013

Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President – Performance Management Development at Statoil, is speaking about a new way to budget, forecast, lead and manage at Nordic Project Zone on 26 November. I talked to him to find out more about the ideas he’ll be presenting. You can read the first part of this interview (from Monday) here. […]

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Beyond Budgeting: an interview with Bjarte Bogsnes (part 1)

November 11, 2013

Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President – Performance Management Development at Statoil, is speaking at Nordic Project Zone on 26 November. I caught up with him to find out more about the ideas he’ll be presenting. Bjarte, what is Beyond Budgeting? Beyond Budgeting is a coherent set of leadership and management principles. The name is actually misleading. […]

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Top challenges for project sponsors

July 1, 2013
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Strategies for Sponsors

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Strategies for SponsorsRecently I’ve been speaking to the authors of a new book, Strategies for Project Sponsorship. Peter Taylor told me about how to build professional relationships with project sponsors, even when you don’t like them. Vicki James shared her tips for getting the best […]

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How to get the best from your sponsor

June 10, 2013
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Strategies for Sponsors

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Strategies for SponsorsPeter Taylor, Ron Rosenhead and Vicki James have just written a book called Strategies for Project Sponsorship, about (surprise, surprise) project sponsors. Last time I interviewed Peter about how to manage when your sponsor is rubbish. Today I’m going to share my conversatioon […]

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Advice for returning to work: Interview with Janice Haddon

June 3, 2013

As regular readers will know, I’ve been on maternity leave since January, and I’m now easing myself back into work. I spoke to Janice Haddon, a coach and management consultant who specialises in helping people return to work successfully (amongst other things). This is what she had to say about returning to work after a […]

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