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Electronic Filing on Projects

Over my career, the majority of my projects have involved people who already work together.  I remember working with one team that I had to form from scratch, who had never worked together before and who had never worked on a project before. In that situation, having little rituals worked wonders ... READ the POST

Making networks work (plus digression on lingerie)

The sales are on in Paris at the moment. The sales are government-controlled, so all shops have a sale at the same time and sales at any other moment are forbidden. On my way to the bus stop each morning I walk past 5 lingerie shops, full of plastic models with drawn-on stomach muscles and tiny ... READ the POST

Status reporting might have helped Gypsy Moth IV

You might remember I have written before about the Gypsy Moth IV project. It was a project to restore Sir Francis Chichester's yacht and sail it around the world. Unfortunately, the objectives of the project have now changed considerably. Gypsy Moth IV ran aground and now the objective is to ... READ the POST

Blogging for business: the CMR example

I interviewed Barry Seifer, principal at Cubellis Marco Retail Design (CMR) recently, about they way his company is using blogs to promote communication between CMR and its customers and employees. I've been looking at whether blogging is really making an impact as an in-company communication tool, ... READ the POST

Organising the drowning girl

Why is it that some weeks make you feel like you’re drowning and in others you’re just driftwood in the sea of project management, bobbing along with not a care in the world? This week has been a drowning week.  I have found myself with two miniscule projects to sort out, and the smaller the ... READ the POST

Saving Fordhall – more than just a project…

When Sophie Hopkins, 24, took on the role of project manager for the Fordhall Community Land Initiative, I have to hope she knew what she was letting herself in for. After working for months without a salary, she now gets paid from an EU grant but her days often don’t finish until long into the ... READ the POST


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