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This is my video diary from the Association for Project Management’s Women in Project Management Special Interest Group 21st Anniversary Conference last week. Approx 5m22s.

 

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A world in which all projects succeed [video]

The APM vision that’s been hotly debated over the last 12 months or so is ‘a world in which all projects succeed’. Should all projects succeed? Or should we be taking risks and launching some projects that might not come to anything? Or should all projects have the best possible chance of success?

In this video, some project management experts discuss this vision statement and what is likely to be possible in the future.

 

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

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 in the room as I couldn’t see if they were really interested or falling asleep.

I recorded a version of my presentation just in case technology let us down on the day. This video gives you an overview of the main points about customer-centricity that you should be aware of on your projects.

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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 in the book.

Credit: KenLee Fre S3 Recording on 2012-11-09 1258-Vimeo1 from Øredev Conference on Vimeo.

The video is about 40 minutes long.

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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 training sessions completed and the students had to present their projects.

This video is about 8 minutes long and I first saw it during International Project Management Day at PMI Synergy 2012.

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Dr Thomas Juli talks about i-Sparks

In this video I talk briefly to Dr Thomas Juli about his new community project, i-Sparks.

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Hi. My name is Thomas Juli; I’m the founder of a new community called i-Sparks. It’s an open community for people and organisations interested in social change which will help grow their ideas into projects for success.

So what does this mean?

So you have an idea for social change in your environment but you don’t know how to grow this into a project. This is your chance. This community will help you come up with a motivation, the vision and a project objective statement then you can share with the community. The community will help you qualify it, fine tune it and then eventually help set up a project for success.

The community i-Sparks will help you organise it, will provide you with the necessary tools. That’s the cool thing. We’ll actually also help you fund your project for success.

Compared to some other open innovation platforms i-Sparks focuses on social projects because we feel that you would likely be more passionate about it and it will have a local impact. Even though people from all over the world can help you set up the project for success.

So if you have any questions, please visit i-Sparks, either i-Sparks.com or i-Sparks.net. Please help us grow this community so we can help make this planet a better world.

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Giveaway: Supercommunicator

Earlier this year I reviewed Supercommunicator: Explaining The Complicated So Anyone Can Understand by Frank J. Pietrucha. Now I have a copy to give away. Use the contact form to get in touch with the phrase "I'm a supercommunicator" by Wednesday 12 November 2014 and I will enter you into the draw. Normal giveaway rules… Continue Reading->

Book review: Trust in Virtual Teams

Trust matters because it helps build a resilient project team. It helps get things done. Trusted team members not only do only what is asked, but what the project needs them to do, because they know that the project manager will trust their decisions and actions.  Trust is a shortcut to better working relationships and… Continue Reading->

The Mr Tumble Approach to Project Management (The Parent Project Month 20)

I said we’d never resort to television while Jack is still under 2, it’s not good for his development, language learning, he’s too young, blah blah blah. But we’ve soon found out that the gap between the end of his nap around 4pm and tea at 5.30pm is awful. So hello, Mr Tumble. You are… Continue Reading->

Better stakeholder engagement: Interview with Oana Krogh-Nielsen

Oana Krogh-Nielsen, Head of PMO for the National Electrification Program at Banedanmark, is speaking at Nordic Project Zone next week and I was lucky enough to catch up with her to ask about the amazing projects she is working on. Here’s what she had to say. Hello Oana! Let’s get started: can you explain your… Continue Reading->

How to build your project management network

This is a guest post by Bruce Harpham. In the project management world, people come and go. In a matter of a few weeks, you can become close with your project team. In some cases, you may see more of your project team than your family on particularly demanding projects. But what happens when the… Continue Reading->

5 Steps for identifying project dependencies and constraints

Earlier this week I looked briefly at an introduction to dependencies and constraints on project and why they matter. Today I’m going to share a 5-step approach to identifying and reviewing all the dependencies and constraints on your project. If that sounds daunting, don’t worry. It’s a much faster task than you think. Now you… Continue Reading->