Being a project manager means

there will be times when you will not be the most popular person in the room …… Much of the lot of the project manager is concerned with dealing with issues; that may mean bringing attention to issues, their source, impact and resolution to the table for the project team, sponsors and executives to resolve. […]

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Being a PM doesn’t mean I have to chase people on tasks, does it?

As with many walks of life, there are many views on project management.  The following short discussion demonstrates brilliantly the differing views of people relating to the task of project management and the responsbilities of a project manager. When having met an organisation recently I was talking to a few project managers, and one of […]

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PM Certification – does it make a difference?

Certification programmes in vocational qualifications have exploded in the past 10 years or so, and the project management world is no different. In the US, the Project Management Institute’s “PMP” qualification probably leads to way.  In the UK we have a similar qualifications from our own “Association of Project Management”, for example “APMP” – we […]

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The role (and challenge) of the project sponsor

many firms today are trying to introduce and use the role of sponsor on projects.  Executed well, this role can contribute hugely to making a project a success in delivery terms and especially the outcomes that projects are intended to deliver. The challenge is: To deliver the role they need to be fairly senior people […]

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