Happy Projectmanagement by Peter Taylor

Friday, 28 June, 2013

How many project managers does it take to change a light bulb? A better question to ask is perhaps ‘how many project managers does it take to have a good project?’ I think just the one, if they have a real sense of humour and an appreciation for the value of ‘fun’ in a project team.

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Giving Feedback by Peter Taylor

Thursday, 11 April, 2013

The other day I was in town and a major sweet manufacturer was handing out samples of their new product, free and with no ongoing commitment, and so it was proving very popular with the shoppers.

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Productive Laziness & The Art of Having Fun

Tuesday, 27 March, 2012

Taking it all a little less seriously can be good for your project health. ‘I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by’ Douglas Adams (Author of ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’) You have to laugh; well I think you have to laugh.

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Green Bean PM by Peter Taylor

Wednesday, 07 March, 2012

How should new project managers learn from the ‘Old beans’ When my kids were young they loved to play one particular game at the annual birthday parties. This game involved ‘Beans’ – all of the kids standing ready and waiting for instructions and then the cry would go up of ‘Beans’ and the game would begin.

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The Art of Good Project Closure by Peter Taylor

Thursday, 23 February, 2012

The value of lessons learned: the art of a good project closure

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The Campaign for Real Project Sponsors by Peter Taylor

Tuesday, 14 February, 2012

We all know that critical to any projects success is having a good project manager but after that then it is pretty important to have a good project sponsor; but, like the saying goes, ‘you can pick your friends but you can’t pick your relatives’ and the same is true of project sponsors.

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Project Management and the Alien Encounter by Peter Taylor

Tuesday, 07 February, 2012

I suspect that you will all know this story: Six blind men were asked to determine what an elephant looked like by feeling different parts of the elephant's body.

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Why Plan? Project Planning Part 2 by Martin Webster

Thursday, 26 January, 2012

In my last post – Why Plan | Project Planning, part 1 – I explained how project planning helps us to predict and prepare for difficulties.

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Why Plan? Project Planning part 1 by Martin Webster

Monday, 05 December, 2011

Many people get hung up on project planning. Some say they don’t have the time to prepare one. Others think they are unnecessary. They assume the project plan is a complex document; one that accounts for every minutes of every day.

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Product-Based Project Planning by Susanne Madsen. An Introduction to Product-Based Planning.

Friday, 14 October, 2011

In this blog post Susanne Madsen explains the importance of project planning and introduces five steps to producing an outline plan during the planning and initiation phase. The outline plan is based on the principles of product-based planning.

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