Project or Operation?

A few weeks ago we held a course on Project Management Fundamentals.  Every student introduced themselves; they were all seasoned professionals with 7 years of experience or more in their field.  Justine worked for a manufacturing company. Kumar was a software developer.  Ann deployed projects for a Cable TV provider. Carlos was a construction manager. […]

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Project management certification just got easier

If you’re a North American reader of this blog them you’re probably familiar with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and its professional qualifications: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) and Project Management Professional (PMP®). If you’re a European reader, then you are more likely to be familiar with PRINCE2® and its 2 qualifications: Foundation and […]

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Green project management

One of the things which I have noticed since living in Japan over the last 3 months is how much plastic there is. Everything seems to come wrapped in the stuff, even if it already comes with a more than adequate natural packaging – bananas for example. At the supermarket, a piece of fish wrapped […]

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My own moving country project

I’m a lucky guy. I’ve had the fortune to be able to move half way around the world, start up in a completely alien country, and manage to keep the stress levels under control – for much of the time anyway. I’m writing this post from Tokyo, a city I have visited many times previously […]

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Cultures In The Project

In this ever shrinking business world, it is not uncommon to deploy a project with colleagues from different countries, with cultures different from our own.  We can even implement a project in our own country and easily have stakeholders, say, from India, China, Mexico, Canada.  Each one will bring different points of view, dependent on […]

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