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MSP course review

I have passed my MSP foundation and practitioner course, originally booked with http://www.teampm.co.uk/ although I opted to change to the knowledge academy http://www.theknowledgeacademy.com/ as the earlier company kept rescheduling the course due to a lack of enrolled delegates.  I thought … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas PM remix

So it has come to that time of year, budgets so carefully preserved for 11 months are being spent in a frivolous nature so they are not being cut from next years pot. Status meetings are being attended by people … Continue reading

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Book review – Bid Writing for Project Managers

A guest book review I wrote for Arras people Author: David Cleden Publisher: Gower Size: 240 pages Reviewed by Andy Budkiewicz In the interests of transparency, I must admit that I have never been involved directly in commercial bidding for … Continue reading

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Optical illusion – The devil is in the detail

Look at this picture what do you see? Spirals? How many different coloured spirals? Make a note of that and read on.   I would like to associate that spiral picture to a common theme I have observed when it … Continue reading

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virtual teams (when being a host is not enough)

Have you ever found yourself in this situation… You are all set up in a meeting, you need to give an important update on a project, and gather some important feedback from the stakeholders in the room, you know the … Continue reading

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‘Poetry in Business’ course review

“The limits of my language are the limits of my mind.  All I know is what I have words for.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein Well I promised to mention how this course went, I must admit that I was a little … Continue reading

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Expectations of thinking different

 “you can’t solve a problem using the same kind of thinking that created it” – Albert Einstein  I recently attended a training course entitled “Poetry In Business” which formed part of a series of courses offered by the company I … Continue reading

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Book review – The One Page Project Manager for Execution: Drive Strategy and Solve Problems with a Single Sheet of Paper

Book review originally written for Arras people (Project managment recruitment) The One Page Project Manager for Execution: Drive Strategy and Solve Problems with a Single Sheet of Paper Authors: Clark A. Campbell with Mike Collins Publisher: John Wiley & Sons … Continue reading

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Are you thinking of getting your PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner accreditations?

The title of a ‘Project Manager’ is one of those that anyone can claim they do, but realistically, actually performing the role of a project manager is different from simply calling yourself one.  Whilst you are working at a company … Continue reading

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The science of project management vs the art of project management

I have been involved in project management for many years. I first got a taste for it in 1994 during my first year at university. During that time I have read about project management, been on project management training courses, … Continue reading

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