Beyond death and taxes

2015-07-07

BEYOND DEATH… AND TAXES In dealing with risks in projects we find ourselves doing things like: risk identification… meaning we sit around a table and ask each other “what went wrong last time?” …for sure there are better ways to do risk identification. Ways which actually increase the chances of finding those risks which will …

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There is a risk that …

2015-06-25

‘Have you got a risk template?’ That’s the starting question. ‘Of course, do you want the RAID Log, a Risk Log, an Exec Summary or a Value at Risk driver?’ ‘Eeeeeh, I have no idea, I just want to flag some risks!’ Ever got caught up in the web of risk identification, management, resolution? It’s …

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The first agile project?

2015-06-09

I imagine that the project manager in charge of the first pyramid must have had a very interesting challenge. It was Imhotep during the 3rd Dynasty, around 2500 BC who was credited with the step pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Djoser. We talk about the triple constraints of time, cost and scope/quality, I imagine that …

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Why it is all about risk

2015-05-20

Today I saw the light. Not in a road to Damascus way, but as in a light bulb being turned on. I saw it in the faces of my group that I was facilitating. You see, we had spent two days talking about risk and they kept saying, ‘you are preaching to the converted’. They …

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4 compelling reasons to adopt virtual classrooms

2015-05-05

59% of organisations expected to use more live online learning (also known as virtual classrooms) in 2013 than in 2012. That was one of the headlines emerging from the Learning & Performance Institute’s 2013 Learning Survey, which showed live online learning to be a clear area for growth along with other technology-enabled learning channels. In …

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Congruence and a unifying culture

2015-04-28

In a 1980 study of Microsoft culture, the authors Andrews and Peterson established three shared values: 1. The presence of cutting edge gadgets in the workplace. 2. A lack of clocks. 3. No assigned car parking spaces. When asked to describe these value artefacts opinion was split. The majority felt that these signified leading edge …

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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom

2015-04-13

I do not think that I am alone in feeling utterly disenfranchised by the election that is coming to the citizens of the United Kingdom in the next few weeks. It’s a congruence thing for me. I just don’t believe a word that these politicians are saying to be true, other than that they want …

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Election broadcast, no change is coming to Britain …

2015-03-30

3rd January 2008, Barack Obama gave a victory speech to a delighted crowd. It’s one of those speeches where the text fails to do it justice where you need to listen to it and try to forget the man that Obama has become. Back in 2008 he was a vision with a powerful clear message, …

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Free Physio Appointment for the Corporate Athlete

2015-03-25

Would you? Have you? I have. I saw the sign in my gym. Free 15 minute physio assessment, running gait analysis. The places went pretty quickly and I was pleased to have gotten my freebie! Why not after all, look a gift horse in the mouth. Nothing ventured, nothing gained after all. Actually I did …

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Learning from England Rugby – T Cup

2015-03-16

Did anyone watch the rugby at the weekend? As a keen follower of the game I loved the Wales Ireland game for it’s ferocity and incredible discipline, I cringed as England stumbled and dazzled in a win over Scotland and remained perplexed over how the sublime French manage to underachieve with such regularity. I enjoy …

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