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Ask the Smart PM: Networking Within the Organization

July 18, 2011

This is a guest post by Conrado Morlan, the Smart PM. Dear Smart PM… I am a new hire at the project management office of a large corporation. I had been working in project management for several years as a freelancer. Although I consider myself to be a good networker, I found difficulties networking within […]

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Good service, bad service

February 28, 2011

“Good morning, Elizabeth,” says the man at the coffee stand. “The usual?” “Yes, please.” I fiddle with my purse to get the correct change. “Sorry, I don’t have enough money,” I say. “I’ll just go to the cash machine.” I leave the counter and cross the street to the nearest cash point. When I get […]

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From the archives

July 5, 2010

Can you believe I’ve been blogging for four and a half years?  Time has flown past and in that time I’ve met some amazing people and done some really interesting projects.  Here’s a look back at what we were talking about: This time last year: Recovering troubled programmes.  The 5-step approach to recovering a programme […]

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Fixed date projects: more advice from the experts

February 17, 2010

Last week we saw that PRINCE2 doesn’t really have much advice to offer the project manager stuck with delivering to a fixed date.  I also gave you some advice from another expert, J LeRoy Ward at ESI.  Surely some other project management experts have tackled this problem?  I trawled my bookcase for what other people […]

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10 tips to overcome Imposter Syndrome

March 16, 2009

You know how you feel when you get a new project or a whole lot more responsibility and suddenly you feel you’re in the wrong job?  You’re not alone – that feeling is Imposter Syndrome. We all get it, especially women.  Someone says something, or you attend a meeting and it all goes over your […]

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Project management tips – from me!

February 4, 2009

Want to know the thing I found hardest when I first started managing projects?  Or what to read to stay informed?  Read the interview with me at Project Management Bistro for the answers!

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Book review: The Principles of Project Management

February 3, 2009

“Delivering value is the only real reason to undertake a project.” The Principles of Project Management is part of the Sitepoint stable so, as you would expect, web projects feature heavily.  However, it’s not about a web project management.  I read it on a slow train to the Kent countryside (and back) and Meri Williams […]

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Blogging your job

January 28, 2009

There has been a fair amount of coverage in the UK press about the expectations of young people going into the workforce, especially around the services and provisions that their new employers should make.  Social networking is one of the options that new entrants to the workplace expect to have switched on. The relationship works […]

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A podcast on peer reviews

November 9, 2008

I’ve just listened to me on the Project Management Podcast talking about peer reviews.  Thankfully Cornelius wasn’t videoing – in real life when we were recording this interview (in the exhibition hall at the PMI Congress in Denver) I was waving my arms around!  It was fun doing the recording ‘live’ – we were talking […]

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A glossary of terms

June 9, 2008

I came across this recently. If you are new to project management you might find it interesting. It’s TechRepublic’s glosssary of PM terms, which you can use as a starting point for getting to grips with a whole new language. It’s not complete but it’s a useful springboard.

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