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Do you value the Responsibility Assignment Matrix?

RESPONSIBILITY, n. A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star. Good Project Managers don’t trust to Luck As … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Chairing Effective Meetings

I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting. – Ronald Reagan (1911 – 2004). There can be few readers who have not experienced lengthy, time wasting … Continue reading

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Effective Risk Management in 5 Steps

Risk is inherent in all our projects (and, in fact all we do).  Risks are often considered in an informal way by the project manager when planning and devising project strategies, but a more disciplined approach to risk management minimises … Continue reading

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Do you learn from your mistakes?

Even the best Project Managers are not immune from making mistakes. However, the biggest mistake we can make is to fail to learn from our mistakes and apply the lessons learned. “The only man who never makes mistakes is the … Continue reading

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Oh No, It’s Month End Again!

Many project managers dread the end of the month and the next cycle of report writing. This article notes some common reporting faults and recommends techniques to make your reporting more effective. Continue reading

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