Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Seven Essentials

Every Project Management “methodology” comprises a number of sections, chapters or  knowledge areas.  These are the basic building-blocks of project management excellence – the things that a PM needs to grasp firmly on a daily basis. PMI’s PMBOK used to … Continue reading

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Project Management: the most highly-skilled job in the world?

This week I attended a PMI UK Chapter evening, with a presentation from Mark Sharratt on “Stakeholder Management”. It wasn’t quite what I expected. Now, I would like to think that I already know a thing or two about stakeholder … Continue reading

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I’ve got an ‘ology… have you?

I dislike the word “methodology” so much that I once had it removed it from my job title.  Instead of “Head of PM Methodology”, I styled myself “Head of PM Excellence”.  One sounds like a good thing, and the other … Continue reading

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About the PM Excellence blog (new readers start here)

I have spent the last nine years in a large corporate environment, with responsibility for improving project management practices.  Before that I was a management consultant, and a large part of my consultancy work involved project management (as well as … Continue reading

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