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by satisfactionuk
Sun 17 Apr 2011 3:18 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Looking for the Opinions on PRINCE2 Training Orgs in London?
Replies: 11
Views: 36140

Re: Looking for the Opinions on PRINCE2 Training Orgs in London?

Hi, you can get all of the Prince2 books and process maps from Amazon at great prices. Just make sure that you really study them well before signing up for a course and the exams. Ideally, you can consider yourself not ready for the course and exams if you cannot draw the process map completely off ...
by satisfactionuk
Sat 16 Apr 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: Salesmanahip Made Simple by B. Howard Elvy
Replies: 2
Views: 14908

Salesmanahip Made Simple by B. Howard Elvy

Hi, This is another oldie that was published in 1971 and forms part of my library of self-improvement books that I believe project managers should really read. As a project manager you will spend up to 80 percent of your time actually selling the combined ideas of work, commitment and performance to...
by satisfactionuk
Thu 14 Apr 2011 1:04 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Lessons Learned: It's Déjà Vu All Over Again
Replies: 1
Views: 6625

Re: Lessons Learned: It's Déjà Vu All Over Again

Hi Duncan, you missed out a very important reason why lessons learnt are not factually collected and collated. Fear: Peoples incompetence’s, secret agendas and politicking collectively combined with the lack of total commitment to the company form the bulk of reasons of why a project fails. It is th...
by satisfactionuk
Mon 11 Apr 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: How To Read A Person Like A Book by Gerard I Nierenberg et al
Replies: 0
Views: 10433

How To Read A Person Like A Book by Gerard I Nierenberg et al

Hi, If you have read the other books on personal development that I have suggested in this forum by now you would have realised that you really do need to pick up on the non verbal communications (NVC's) that your target is unconsciously making in every encounter with you. Very often a persons NVC w...
by satisfactionuk
Thu 07 Apr 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (1514)
Replies: 0
Views: 12546

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (1514)

Hi, Here is an old classic that is as pertinent today as the day it was published in 1514. Naturally Machiavelli's work has been dissected and rewritten in numerous formats so getting a good copy that is factually significant can be a bit of a problem. I have opted for the Oxford World Classic versi...
by satisfactionuk
Thu 07 Apr 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Replies: 6
Views: 22271

Re: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Buggar you dhaughey, lol, now I have to buy and study this book, grrrr lol

Seriously, it sounds really interesting and I think it will be great reading. It will also make a great addition to my business reference library too.

Kind regards

Stephan Toth
by satisfactionuk
Thu 07 Apr 2011 1:55 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: 8 Attitudes Towards Success for Project Manager
Replies: 7
Views: 21017

Re: 8 Attitudes Towards Success for Project Manager

I could agree with what you are saying in principle but in the real world I can see that there are exceptions. For instance: The last part of Item 1, this smacks of the better mousetrap syndrome, which is not good strategic business sense. Who is to say what the worlds top goal is and would that goa...
by satisfactionuk
Tue 05 Apr 2011 12:54 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Can outsourcing project support help?
Replies: 3
Views: 4990

Re: Can outsourcing project support help?

Hi, You did not mention which project management system you are using PMI, APM, AIPM or Prince2, which will have serious compatibility issues between your company and the service provider. You also you did not mention which project management software package you were using e.g. MS Project 20xx or i...
by satisfactionuk
Sun 03 Apr 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How to start a career in project management?
Replies: 11
Views: 41256

Re: How to start a career in project management?

Hi, I was not looking for a job but answering the question outlined above by using my own personal experiences in the past as examples of the very real problems people face when going after their first job regardless of whether that is for a project management or other line of business and giving so...
by satisfactionuk
Sat 02 Apr 2011 1:59 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Some experience working on a large project
Replies: 1
Views: 3476

Re: Some experience working on a large project

Hi, On the face of it your write-up is very interesting, however, I do have some slight contentions with some aspects of it and the reason for them is because you are using the PMBOK guide, which I have some reservations about. If you were starting a long and expensive journey the first thing you wo...