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Tips and Tricks published on 29/11/2016 by Maya Eadie

Project Management Tips and Tricks Lesson #42 Ten Top Tips for Leading Successful Change published 9/1/2017 Lesson #41 Ten Top Tips for Leading Successful Change published 8/1/2017     Lesson #40 Ten Top Tips for Leading Successful Change published 7/1/2017   Lesson #39 Ten Top Tips for Leading Successful Change published 6/1/2017 Lesson #38 Tell-Tale signs

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When 3 + 2 doesn’t equal 5 published on 07/09/2016 by John Edmonds

“Just sit there and listen” – Not on our courses! I’m often asked why we design and deliver our PRINCE2 Practitioner courses in the way we do.” Why is your course designed this way?”, people enquire (see, I told you that’s what happens). Before I explain why, let me just briefly explore what we do, and

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The Hierarchy of Project Variables published on 02/08/2016 by John Edmonds

The Hierarchy of Project Variables- Measuring project success using the five variables   Practitioners of PRINCE2, the well-known project management method, will be familiar with the six project management variables. The PRINCE2 manual calls these the “six aspects of project performance to be managed”, a good way of describing them. I would like to consider five

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If you train them, they will leave! published on 15/06/2016 by Maya Eadie

If you train them, they will leave! The worrying response to the skills shortage It’s a tough one for me, as a learning and development professional, to understand. The mindset that believes that if we train people we are simply giving them a ticket to another job, we’ve made them more marketable and they are

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STOP!  Check before you buy… published on 13/06/2016 by John Edmonds

Training Providers – they are not all the same! (even when they seem to be selling the same course) Making a decision on which training provider to use is usually quite important. If you are an individual you have to consider the financial impact, time off work and the convenience of the location. If you

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Question of the Month: What are the attributes of a good programme manager? published on 03/06/2016 by Richard Rose

Let us start with the basic understanding that the role of a programme manager is different from that of a project manager and in order for us to consider the attributes of a good programme manager, we need to know what the role entails and acknowledge the differences between those two roles. First, a project

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Classroom training – it’s not out of date and it never will be! published on 27/05/2016 by John Edmonds

Why we should not lose sight of an ‘old technology’ in the face of new ideas Back in the exciting times of the 1950s and 1960s, people had some amazing ideas of how the world would look today. Cars flying along highways in the sky, jetpacks for everyone, homes and towns under giant glass domes

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5,000 to 1- What are your chances of achieving good stakeholder engagement? published on 06/05/2016 by John Edmonds

achieving good stakeholder engagement 5,000 to 1 – we have all seen recently the fantastic odds that bookmakers were offering to people last August who were prepared to bet that Leicester City Football Club would win the Premier League title. It is amazing that these were the same betting odds that bookmakers were offering on

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Are Your Skills Out of Date? published on 03/05/2016 by John Edmonds

Are Your Skills Out of Date? What skills will be important 5 years from now? Five years from now, over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. That’s a challenging thought, and it’s not just some marketing line from a learning and development organisation like ours. It is

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The Seven Principles of Managing Successful Programmes published on 15/04/2016 by John Edmonds

  The Seven Principles of Managing Successful Programmes Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) is a best-practice framework for delivering complex programmes in accordance with long term strategies. It was developed in recognition of the need for greater links between an organization’s longer-term strategy, objectives and goals and the projects being undertaken by that organization. MSP defines

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