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Lipstick Project Management and Liberia

I caught Inside Africa at the weekend and heard Swanee Hunt from the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard talking about the role Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is playing in furthering the involvement of women in government. Hunt said that the President is taking a 'feminine' ... READ the POST

Finally, I feel like a PM again…

This post is late too.  Sorry - it won't become a regular habit, but here's a warning for next Monday:  as I'm getting the sleeper train back from Nice late Sunday night I doubt I'll be in much of a state to post anything lucid after getting off the train and going straight to work. One of the ... READ the POST

Seeking out answers

Sorry this post is a day late - I have been distracted with visitors and the Eurostar Da Vinci Code Quest. I gave my presentation on Scope Management to the British Computer Society's Project Management Specialist Group on Thursday, which went well. They were kind enough to give me a souvenir ... READ the POST


There are 2,552 members in the Women in Project Management special interest group of the Project Management Institute, which, all credit to them, makes that group the 5th largest virtual group within the giant which is the PMI. And some of those members are men. Frankly, I'm not surprised that ... READ the POST

Licences and long timescales

Touching wood last week must have worked as lo and behold, after a few days of stamping my feet in a Gallic way my licences have arrived.  And I already have one very happy client holding meetings with our Australian office, albeit rather cruelly on a Friday morning.  Which is 6.30 pm Oz-time, when ... READ the POST

An icy reception

  I visited the Kube Hotel's ice bar on Saturday and did a vodka tasting, drinking vodka cocktails out of glasses made of blocks of ice.  I started off being reasonably tolerant to the -10 degree temperature, but after half an hour I was starting to notice that my fingers, wrapped around ... READ the POST


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