Book Review: Squirrels, Boats and Thoroughbreds

August 4, 2014

This is a book about managing change in traditional businesses. Jamie Gerdsen worked in a heating and air conditioning firm owned by his dad (which he then bought as his dad retired from the frontline work). “Success changes,” he writes. “It’s like a video game. You reach one level only to realise you have a […]

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Welcome to the Summer of Books 2014!

August 1, 2014

Welcome to our annual summer round up of the hottest project management books. Here’s a preview of the book reviews coming up: Squirrels, Boats and Thoroughbreds – “What can you do on your project to make it the project of choice? How can you get people clamouring to work with you?” The Missing Manual: Microsoft […]

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How to Effectively Communicate as a Project Manager

July 30, 2014

This is a guest article from Drexel University by Beth Sager. As a project manager, communication is key to the success of your team. Whether your team is working on an in-house project or one for an outside client, knowing what to communicate and when to communicate will make all the difference and keep misunderstandings […]

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Travelling light (The Parent Project Month 17)

July 28, 2014
This entry is part 18 of 16 in the series The Parent Project

It’s the night before I fly to Dublin to speak at a PMI Ireland Chapter event. I’m all organised and sitting relaxing with a glass of wine, my bag packed in the hall for the early morning flight. Ha! Did you honestly think that was true? In reality I’m sweeping 600 peas off the floor […]

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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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Carnival of Project Management #50

July 23, 2014

Woo hoo! This is our 50th Blog Carnival. It’s the round up of recent, interesting articles from the project management web. Margaret Meloni presents Who ARE these people? posted at A Path to Peace, saying, “A stakeholder is a person or organization who may be positively or negatively impacted by your project. That can be […]

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APM Chartered status is go: PMI’s objections are dismissed

July 19, 2014

This is going to be long, so here’s the summary: APM is applying for a Royal Charter PMI objected at the time The Privy Council decided that they were going to recommend a Royal Charter for APM PMI raised legal challenges The High Court has conducted a judicial review into the objections PMI’s objections have […]

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Case Study: Launching Microsoft Project (and other things) at UPEC, Paris

July 16, 2014

What do you do if you need staff, students and the global research community to all have access to collaborate on projects, but without making everything complicated or publicly available? If you are Gérald Morin, you implement a suite of Microsoft solutions. Gérald, Quality and Methods Manager at the Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), delivered a […]

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PPM Practices: A panel discussion on now and the future

July 14, 2014

At the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit last month I sat in on a panel discussion between Sajan Parihar who leads the project and portfolio business at Microsoft and Patrick Tickle, EVP of Products at Planview. The moderator put a question up on a slide and Sajan and Patrick had a few seconds to […]

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Giveaway: Healthcare Project Management

July 9, 2014

I have a great giveaway for you this month: a copy of Kathy Schwalbe and Dan Furlong’s book, Healthcare Project Management. At over 500 pages it’s a comprehensive guide to working in the healthcare sector, plus it includes a guide to Microsoft Project. It’s compatible with the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition and it’s full of […]

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