IT

How being customer-centric improves IT and project success

April 8, 2013

The video of me at Øredev speaking about how customer centricity improves success is available online on the conference website. It’s a presentation about the case study in the book I co-wrote with Phil Peplow last year, Customer-Centric Project Management, but it also includes an updated project case study and some material that didn’t appear […]

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The challenges of IT Project Management, with Dave Gordon

May 7, 2012

I was in Las Vegas earlier this year for the Pink Elephant ITSM conference. I took some time out of the conference to meet Dave Gordon, The Practicing IT Project Manager. We discussed IT project management, the challenges for project managers working on Software as a Service projects and the cartoon laws of physics. This […]

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PM News Round-up

March 15, 2010

Here’s a round-up of the latest happenings in the project management arena. The Turing Lecture I attended the 2010 Turing Lecture last month.  Professor Chris Bishop, Chief Research Scientist at Microsoft’s research lab in Cambridge, discussed the field of machine learning.  He talked about how uncertainty can be modeled and quantified using probabilities and how […]

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Making projects work: achieving project success

June 11, 2009

This is the last part in the Making Projects Work video debate series that has been running this week.  It’s short enough to watch during your tea break and the speakers talk about embedding change, better ways to do lessons learned and continuous improvement.

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Making projects work: is project management too complicated?

June 10, 2009

This is the third part in the Making Projects Work video debate series.  It’s a really short video, and it looks at whether or not we are making it too difficult for ourselves! The final video will appear here tomorrow.

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Making projects work: personnel in the project

June 9, 2009

This is part two in the Making Projects Work video debate, which talks about teams and people.  Part one was yesterday, and there next bit will be here tomorrow!

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Making projects work: project change and perceptions of failure

June 8, 2009

This is part one of a video series on making projects work, looking specifically at the impact of change and how that contributes to the perceptions of project failure. The talking heads are BCS Managing Editor Brian Runciman  and three CEOs: David Hicks of Radtac, the lovely Melanie Franklin of Maven Training and Paul Major […]

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Gadget etiquette

May 27, 2009
This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Office Goddess

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Office GoddessThis month in the Office Goddess series, I want to look at using your gadgets at work. You love your laptop, right?  It goes where you go and it’s oh so handy for meetings.  Well, personally I’m a pen and paper girl but if […]

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The Lovelace Lecture

May 25, 2009

“This lecture pays due tribute to a lot of our computing heritage,” says Alan Pollard, BCS President in full regalia with a presidential medal around his neck. I take my seat in the conference room of The Wellcome Trust.  It’s a beautiful space.  One of the best things about attending events is getting to nose […]

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