Author Archives: Accidental PM

Meetings – The who and what

Assuming you’ve put some thought into whether the meeting is actually needed or not, then the next step is to think which poor souls will be having chunks of the lives eaten up on a regular basis. I’ll state up … Continue reading

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Meetings – Justify your existence

Most project meetings don’t need to happen, and those that do need to be controlled. But that is only part of the story. By now everyone has pretty much got the message that the key to a successful meeting is … Continue reading

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Creeping Death

Regardless of how well you initiate and plan the project, the journey only starts at that point as you then have to execute the work. For me the biggest risk seems to be the dreaded Scope Creep. The PMI define … Continue reading

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Danger, UXB. Why UX Matters

The letters ‘UXB’ were used in the UK during the Blitz to denote unexploded ordnance, mainly 50kg to 500kg lumps of bad-tempered explosives left behind by the ‘highly civilized human beings‘ of the Luftwaffe who were trying to kill George … Continue reading

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ILX gets DSDM and goes Agile… maybe

ILX (ILX Group, a software Best Practice training company strongly associated with PRINCE2) have added an Agile course to their quiver. The Agile Project Management™ (AgilePM®) covers Agile training at Foundation and Practitioner level Accredited project management certification for agile … Continue reading

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