Tag Archives: Project management

Microsoft Project…Oh how I missed you

Working from home can be a lonely experience at times, the lack of human interaction, no water cooler chats, just endless conference calls.  And more than once my wife has accused me of acting like an excited puppy welcoming its … Continue reading

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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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