Our Training Programme Is Improving Business Results, Right? Using Training Assessments To Get Actionable Results for Executives Part 2

In part 1 of this blog posting I explained that applying  the five principles which were outlined in my first 2 blog postings to your executive stakeholders will help you to foster the level of executive support and participation necessary to ensure your training assessment provides the actionable results your ...

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Our Training Programme Is Improving Business Results, Right? Using Training Assessments To Get Actionable Results for Executives Part 1

When performance problems arise, many executives instinctively think training is the solution. This may often be the case, but once implemented, how do they know if the training is improving performance and contributing to desired business results? This article is the second in a series of four to help you ...

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Oh No, Not Another Assessment! Training Application Assessments That Work Part 1

Unfortunately, workplace assessments have gotten a bad rap. You’ve most likely been assessed to death and have participated in a number of assessments that didn’t result in much action or create the changes promised. Training application assessments (e.g., Kirkpatrick’s Level 3 Assessments) are no exception. Often, organisations decide to conduct ...

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What’s in a Name?

A big ‘yo yo’ from the master mixer TLPM ‘That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’ William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet Or to put it another way ‘Hi! My name is… (what?) My name is… (who?). My name is… Slim Shady. Hi! ...

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The Devil’s Dictionary of Project Management Terms!

Originally published in 1906, The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce offered cynical definitions of terms of the “political” language of the period. As one of the goals of a PMO is to ensure consistent processes and terminology, this posting attempts to provide similar “helpful” definitions of project management-related terms.

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Green Bean PM

How should new project managers learn from the ‘Old beans’ When my kids were young they loved to play one particular game at the annual birthday parties. This game involved ‘Beans’ – all of the kids standing ready and waiting for instructions and then the cry would go up of ...

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Agile Project Management Is Not Just a Change in Methods, It is a Shift in Metrics and Mindset

As the Agile Project Management approach becomes more mainstream, organisations considering its implementation are deluged with questions. Is agile project management right for us? Does our current structure support this change? How will we measure progress? Though replacing traditional project management methods may seem like a leap, taking an agile ...

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Reminder-Global PMO Survey-Complete this Survey and Get the Chance to Win an Ipad 2nd Generation

ESI International invites you to participate in our brief survey seeking to assess the role of the PMO and PM maturity in both your organisation and throughout the business world.  We would be most grateful if you could share your thoughts and experiences on your Project/Programme Management Office practices and ...

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When is the Best Time to Learn?

I was reviewing issues related to learning in projects; and the focus was on the difficulties in getting organisations to develop lessons learned at the end of a project. At the end of a project, when everyone is naturally much more interested in diving into the next project, it can ...

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Global PMO Survey – Complete this Survey and Get the Chance to Win an Ipad 2nd Generation

ESI International invites you to participate in our brief survey seeking to assess the role of the PMO and PM maturity in both your organisation and throughout the business world.  We would be most grateful if you could share your thoughts and experiences on your Project/Programme Management Office practices and ...

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Project Governance in Complex Projects

Some thoughts on Governance in complex projects The first question – “Are you working on a truly complex project?” A complex project is different from a complicated project. A large project can have many deliverables and people to coordinate, however, if it can use well known processes, and follow techniques ...

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Expectation Management by Plane

The wheels touched down and seconds later there was a loud fanfare. Another on time arrival…‘ was the proud declaration … last year over 90% of our flights arrived on time …‘ I had just been to Sweden; Gothenburg to be exact, as very nice city as it happens and ...

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Think of Risk Management as Competitive Advantage

Whether buying or selling outsourced products or services, organisations cannot afford not to have a risk management plan in place. Assessing and responding to risks of outsourced projects directly impact an organisa­tion’s financial and operational performance, making risk management expertise essential, for both buyers and sellers of outsourced projects. New ...

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