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Shop-style, Scope creep!

I do my best to avoid scope creep in my projects. So why is it so hard to stop it in my daily life? Despite my best efforts to improve my French language skills since I moved back to the UK after living in Paris, my French is so rusty that it won’t even cut…

How to buy a cocktail gown in 20 minutes

You will need: One department store One friend in flat shoes (ideally someone with a better sense of dress than you) Wear the underwear underneath your dress Optional: The shoes you will be wearing. Cocktail dresses are very short so any heel height will work. The shoes are essential if you’re using this method to…

Haiku for Project Managers [Book review]

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Yes, there are poetry books that were written with project managers at heart. This one, Haiku For Project Managers: Project Knowledge In Seventeen Syllables, is the only one that I know of, by Robert Prol PMP. It’s the best! I first found Robert’s Haiku on…

Free Issue Log Template for Your Projects

If you want to be a professional project manager, it is important to keep track of the problems in projects. You can’t make yourself less credible by saying “Oh, really?” When someone asks about a topic, I don’t know the answer. An issues log, which is an Excel spreadsheet, is what I use to record,…

You Deserve Better

Jo Cox’s death and the knowledge that her children, one of whom is my age, will not have their mother has deeply affected me. But I also know that my feelings are nothing compared with her friends, family, and colleagues. Today, I was supposed publish a book excerpt here on the blog. The hashtag #nowomanever…

Training & Certification

Below are details about the different certifications, approaches, methods, and training options for project management. Are you looking for low-cost and free project management training? Click here to access my free guide to the best training courses at a reasonable price. All of these courses have been personally tested and are highly recommended. What are…

Birthday Presence Giveaway!

Jacqui Harper is giving away copies of her book to celebrate the birth of her bestselling book, “Executive Presentations”. For more information, please watch the video below. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, November 30th 2021. About the author Jacqui Harper MBE, is an international expert in presentation skills. Her journey from reserved business reporter, BBC…

Recovering from the brink

Andrew Ball, head, IT Performance Audit at Audit Commission, was one the speakers at last week’s BPUG Congress. He spoke in a session on programme and strategic project management about how to deal with problems when projects go wrong. His main argument was to plan for failure and avoid projects going sour. Although it sounds…

Are project managers manipulative and pompous?

Business Life magazine, which is found in the seat pockets of British Airways flights, has a column this month about project managers. It’s the ‘Business Lifer column at the back. It was written anonymously by a ‘executive globetrotter. Business Lifer was busy in January recruiting and examining his own resume to determine if it had…