Project Management

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Managing Change - Perceptive or Reality ...

26 July 2014

​Change face us all the time, in our personal and work lives. If we decided not to change we stay still - that is - wake up, go to work, participate in the production line, go home, eat, sleep and wake up in the morning and it all starts again. This sort of life brings no excitement and leaves us open to redudancy and take-over.


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Oh no ... not another meeting

24 July 2013

How many times have your work colleagues gone into auto-pilot and scheduled a meeting

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5 steps to ask the right questions ...

04 July 2013

​Asking the right questions may be difficult - you may feel stupid or plainly uncomfortable - You may be under pressure and have been placed on the spot. 

Of all the skills you have - if we stripped all them all away there is only one that would allow you to recapture the lot and that is communicating, which involves heavily on asking questions.

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When it doesn't go to plan ...

25 June 2013

How many times have you stood on the sidelines waiting for a service to go live, only to find that the lack of someone else's planning has suddenly become your emergency?

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Wow ... where did that come from ?

13 June 2013

Ever been hit by a issue from left field when not expecting it ... at work or even in your personal lives things happen when you least expect them to. 

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Meetings ... don't waste your time ...

08 June 2013

​It fills me with dread when I receive an email for a meeting that lasts more than an hour. Why would a meeting last for an hour, unless it's a workshop or a detailed design meeting and if it was - stop calling it a meeting.

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Cheap has no value ...

13 November 2011

​​Recently, while trying to sort out major issue with a particular service which was caused by RIM's major outage, I negotiated the trial of a new innovative “make clients and customers lives easy"  technology – I was keen to establish that trial would carry no costs.

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Do we need a strategy ....

04 July 2011

IT Manager walks in to CEO Office to discuss the IT Strategy:

CEO: I'm glad you're here, I have lots of important things to discuss with you

ITM: Oh, fantastic - I too have lots of ideas, having spent lots of time with all the Service Areas - I have a great understanding on how to move us forward - ensuring we make better us of what we have and spend less on what we buy - obtaining good value and establishing us as market leaders.

CEO: emm, yes - good. But before all that - can we discuss why it takes me so long to log into the my computer? Why the internet access is so slow? and what's all this I hear about the not being able to fix my PA's PC because of licence keys?

ITM: errr ......

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What did you do with your extra hour?

01 November 2010

As the clocks changed on Sunday morning I started thinking how I would use my extra hour?

Sleeping in, an extra hour sounded great, but if like me - I only seem to benefit from a good nights sleep if I go to bed early - so cross that one off.

Could get up and go to the gym, this sounds a good option - but decided to keep this as a 'possible'.

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What's a bicycle lock got to do with service ...

11 July 2010

I've talked about 'service' in the past and if asked? Would probably the most used word I use after 'interesting' and 'really' - to my wife's annoyance.