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08 Oct 2010
Is the Project Management Profession Relevant for UK Plc?

I’ve recently been nominated for election to the Board of the UK Association for Project Management (APM).  There is a discussion forum on the new APM website where members can ask questions of the candidates (http://www.apm5dimensions.com/group/apm-board-election-2010). We were recently asked a very incisive question about the relevence of the profession and the APM in today’s

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05 Oct 2010
Project-Facing or Customer-Facing?

The phrase ‘becoming a project-facing organisation’ seems to me to be appearing in discussions across the project management community with increasing frequency.   Also, and perhaps associated with this, the focus on the importance of portfolio management has generated a perception in some circles that there should be a structured hierarchy in a project-facing organisation, where

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30 Nov 2009
Coaching to Improve Project Performance

The benefits of executive coaching are well known – with returns on investment of over 700% being reported in some surveys.  Many successful organisations now have coaching programmes for their executives and senior managers, but what about everyone else? The ability of organisations to deliver effective projects, programmes and change relies on performance at the

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29 May 2009
Where are the People Skills?

A few weeks ago I was in a meeting where someone asked the question “why has project management focussed on process and forgotten that it is actually people that deliver projects?” Is the hypothesis posed by the question true – is it people that deliver projects and has the profession focussed too much on process?  

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31 Mar 2009
The Meaning of the Communication

“The meaning of the communication is the response you get” is a great way to remember to try different things.  Last Friday I attended a meeting of the Association for Project Management (APM)  ‘People’ specific interest group of which we are a member. The aim of the group is “to lead the project management community forward

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31 Mar 2009
Cranfield University BGP

E AND H have just completed taking part in the Cranfield University Business Growth Programme (BGP) whose past participants have included Angus Thirlwell with Hotel Chocolat and Karan Bilimoria of Cobra Beer.  Our company was accepted onto the exclusive programme in February 2007.   The BGP is the UK’s most successful and longest-running programme of its

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