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PMO – Project ‘De-motivational’ posters (just for fun ;-)

After recently catching up with an past colleague, she mentioned the new engagement she was involved with had the ‘motivational’ posters placed all around the office; you’ll know the ones… the posters with a black border and a photo of a person climbing a mountain with the word Achievement and words of inspiration written underneath ‘it’s hard when you fail, but its worse when you never tried to succeed’. We got into talking about if these posters added value and the verdict is still open, but as the day went by, we also talked about being a realist and the constant…

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52 Tips in Project Management – New to Projects? People or Process?

52 Tips to Break Into Project Management is a great idea by a dear friend and blogger, Geoff Crane @papercutpm – Geoff came up with the idea to ask 52 project people from around the world for their input into writing an ebook for his students. The ebook would collate the tips for his students to ‘break into Project Management’. Geoff’s website www.papercutpm.com has the book with all the tips from PM experts around the world Below is the chapter from PMO Planet Page 37 – It Ain’t Rocket Science ‘I went into Project Management because I was sick and tired…

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Are you a Jedi or a Sith Lord Project Manager?

Are you a Jedi or Sith Project Manager? Yes, I know… love it or hate it, Star Wars has made it into the world of Project Management…. and this blog is not about who has a big lightsaber? Confession Time – I’m a massive Star Wars fan (Love the films but the fan stuff stops at getting dressed up for conferences!), and a couple of years ago I came across the Jedi code, which goes: There is no emotion; there is peace. There is no ignorance; there is knowledge. There is no passion; there is serenity. There is no chaos;…

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Project Management Around the World – (London, England, UK, Europe)

This blog is part of the #pmflashblog 2014, which has been kindly facilitated by the Sensible PM (see all of the activity on Twitter) Diversity – I’ve been working in London now for many years, and on any project in the UK there will be people from may different nations and cultures. The last UK’s census showed 37% of London’s population is born outside the UK, and 24% are non-UK nationals; add to this the millions of internal migrants of British citizens from outside London (I’m originally from Manchester, and educated in Leeds), its difficult to find someone in London,…

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PMO Manifesto

The PMO Manifesto, guiding principles for the PMO profession, is launched at Ticketmaster’s HQ in London on Thursday 20th February. The new Manifesto will invite PMO professionals from around the world to connect and unite; show solidarity and support to their peers whilst driving forward their profession and delivering the highest value to their organizations. The PMO Manifesto was created to raise the profile of the profession of PMOs around the globe whilst creating guiding principles that lead to increased success of PMOs in organizations today. Created by PMO Flashmob members led by Ralf Finchett Jnr and Lindsay Scott; the…

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