Moving Excel Plans to Microsoft Project

by David Hinde on 08/02/2017

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Creating a Simple Microsoft Project Plan

by David Hinde on 12/01/2017

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Projects: Seven Key Steps for Risk Management

July 15, 2016

Step one – create a risk management strategy In my experience risk management is something that is talked about a lot but rarely done well in project management. Creating a risk management strategy early in a project which makes it clear how risk will be managed goes a long way to mitigating this problem. It […]

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Playing Cards at Work: Planning Poker

June 16, 2016

We constantly read about projects delivering months (or even years) late and coming in well over budget. This of course has a significant effect on organizations bottom line and cash flows. I think with all these situations there will have been a point, somewhere near the beginning of the initiative where someone accepted sloppy estimating, […]

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Mastering Emotional Intelligence: What’s Going On Inside and Why It Matters

May 20, 2016

Back in 350 BC Aristotle said, “Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not easy. “Being intelligent with one’s emotions, it seems, was just as much […]

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Servant Leadership and Scrum

April 21, 2016

On page six of Scrum.Org’s Scrum Guide in a section about the Scrum Master role there is an innocuous looking line, “The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum Team.” I think a number of Scrum environments misinterpret this sentence to mean Scrum teams don’t not need to be managed or lead, they will […]

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Parametric Estimating

March 17, 2016

Hello, It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, so I hope all is well with you. I have been busy working on some new project leadership development training here in London. I’ll send you some ideas from these courses over the coming months. They include some excellent techniques for building high performing teams; […]

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Closing Out a Project

May 8, 2013

When the project is finished, the closeout phase must be implemented as planned. “A general rule is that project closing should take no more than 2% of the total effort required for the project” (Crawford, 2002). The project management literature has many different sets of actions for the last phase of the project life cycle. […]

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Selling Project Management

May 1, 2013

I received an email from a past client this morning asking for some help “selling project management” within his organization. From my own experience I know how difficult communicating the value of project management can be. I remember early in my career managing an IT project. At the beginning of the initiative my team and […]

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Responsibility – a Key Ingredient for Change

April 10, 2013

One thing I look for when working with a new client is whether they are taking any responsibility for the problems within their organization. I find the more a client is willing to accept the hard truth that some of the things going astray are their fault, the easier it will be to implement positive […]

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