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Scrum – Where Does It Fit With Projects?

Scrum – Where Does It Fit With Projects?

By Sheila RobertsScrum remains as popular as ever, since inception. It is a great approach to manage the teams delivering work in projects. It fits nicely with project management but can be confused as being project management. Scrum is designed to work in product...

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Project Management Thanksgiving

Project Management Thanksgiving

By Sheila RobertsToday all Americans celebrate Thanksgiving which pays respect to the thanks due to the Native Americans who helped the settlers to survive the first year they were there by showing them how to grow their crops and find their meat. This blog is not a...

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Is Project Success Delivering to Time and Cost?

Is Project Success Delivering to Time and Cost?

By Sheila RobertsWhen starting any project or programme we need to understand what is needed to be successful. One belief is that if a working product is delivered on time and cost, the project has succeeded. A business case has a deliverable providing a solution to...

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ICU For Projects

ICU For Projects

By Sheila RobertsAt the recent Agile Business Consortium conference a speaker was discussing leading transformation projects which have particular challenges for the staff involved. In any transformation major changes are required which, in turn, create major...

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Successful Project or Programme Delivery Elements

Successful Project or Programme Delivery Elements

By Sheila RobertsAs a project professional an area which generates a great deal of debate is how to deal with people who are not delivering successfully. There are many reasons including personal preferences, personal strengths, applicability, and what is understood...

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Why do CPD?

Why do CPD?

By Sheila RobertsCPD is a requirement to maintain membership of APM, IPMA, PMI and retain the qualifications of AgilePM and several other methods. Why, when as a project professional, you are practising your skills continually? Some people consider it simply a way of...

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Facilitating Projects and Programmes

Facilitating Projects and Programmes

I had a conversation recently with someone who suggested that the skills needed to manage projects and programmes are the polar opposite to facilitation and so has no place in the PPM environment. I have the opposite view. We know that projects and programmes need to...

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Saturday exams………..why it’s a fantastic option!

Saturday exams………..why it’s a fantastic option!

Meeting the challenges of studying whilst working or juggling other commitmentsThe Challenges It can be difficult enough fitting in studying around part or full-time work especially if you have a family or other commitments in your spare time. Taking time off work for...

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Why ASPECT?

Why ASPECT?

By Sheila Roberts,  Deputy Chair of ASPECT ASPECT is growing. More learning providers are recognising the need to differentiate themselves for higher quality standards than those needed for accreditation. The AGM on September 6th noted that the membership had...

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