How to Make Your Next Kick-off Meeting a Huge Success

Great Big Guide to a Fabulous Project Kick-off Meeting

It’s the start of your Project. A great way to set the tone – and to get work done – is to host a Kick-off Meeting. A Project Kick-off Meeting is one of those things that is easy to do… and hard to do well. On the face of it, all you need to do […]

Continue reading...

More of Peter Taylor’s Project Management Office Essentials

A Successful Project Management Office

In the previous article we started our investigation of the Project Management Office (PMO). In this second article by ‘Lazy Project Manager’, Peter Taylor, we see his remaining six lessons. 10 Lessons for a Successful Project Management Office In Introduction to the PMO – The Absolute Essentials You Really MUST Know, we saw the first four […]

Continue reading...

Introduction to the PMO – The Absolute Essentials You Really MUST Know

Introduction to the PMO - by Peter Taylor

The Project Management Office (PMO) in a business or professional enterprise is the department or group that defines and maintains the standards of process, generally related to project management, within the organization. The PMO: Strives to introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects Aims to reduce project risk through common practice and quality […]

Continue reading...

Hear Risk Management Explained on this short Podcast

OnlinePMCourses Risk Management Explained Podcast

I was pleased to do an interview recently, for the Project Management Paradise Podcast. It was called Risk Management Explained. You can hear the interview on their page. And do also browse some other excellent interviews, at Project Management Paradise Podcast. I certainly shall.

Continue reading...

Project Scope: What you need to Know

How to Define Your Project Scope

Project Scope is simple in concept; but hard in practice. It is a measure of the breadth and depth of your project. Put another way, it is everything you need to do. We call the process of defining the scope of your project, ‘scoping your project’. Scoping your Project is Hard Come to think of […]

Continue reading...

Use Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases to Guide Change

Use Kurt Lewin's Freeze Phases to Guide Change

Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases is one of those models that every change agent and Project Manager should be aware of. Three Steps on the Journey of Change Change is never-ending. Furthermore, it is a necessary part of Project Management. Yet managing it effectively is one of the principal challenges for organisations and their managers. So what […]

Continue reading...

Take Control with John Boyd’s OODA Loop

Take Control with John Boyds OODA Loop

John Boyd’s OODA Loop deserves to be better known than it is. It is a simple and powerful model of the decision-making cycle. Consequently, Project Managers, Change Managers, and Risk Managers can apply it in a broad range of situations. Likewise, it is also a useful model for time management, personal effectiveness, conflict, coaching, influence, and many […]

Continue reading...

How I Kept My Boss Happy Without Working Hard At It

The Easy Way to Keep My Boss Happy - especially for Project Managers

There are many questions and concerns that new Project Managers have come to me with over the years. Some of them are highly technical and can stretch my Project Management experience. But my favourite ones are those which aren’t really Project Management problems at all. They are general management or workplace problems, for which Project […]

Continue reading...

The Secret to Reading Minds with Perceptual Positions

Wouldn’t it be great if you could see the world from someone else’s point of view? Maybe that would help with conflict, influence, or negotiation. This is exactly what John Grinder and Judith DeLozier’s Perceptual Positions technique will give you.

Continue reading...