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by kwalford
Tue 01 Sep 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How to Engage Your Team Members
Replies: 2
Views: 4907

Re: How to Engage Your Team Members

Hi, I know this is a slightly nebulous answer, but you need the team to take ownership of aspects of work (work packages) and you to delegate it to them entirely until conclusion. The principle I use is to give the team the goal and they work out themselves how to get there! Also, get the team to re...
by kwalford
Sat 01 Aug 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners
Replies: 2
Views: 4856

Re: APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners

Hi, I am Prince2 and APMP. As a Prince 2 accredited person, you can sit the 2 hour exam (rather than the 3 hour exam). You basically have a cut down syllabus. You can get the syllabus from the APMP website. I found the 'soft skills' I learnt on the course very good. You will learn a lot more than Pr...
by kwalford
Fri 12 Jun 2015 8:56 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project/Portfolio Retrospective - Effective Usage?
Replies: 2
Views: 3310

Re: Project/Portfolio Retrospective - Effective Usage?

Hi aww91, Are your projects internal or external to customers? My view is that understanding the variance in work estimates proves valuable for incorporating into future projects. This would involve comparing targets Vs actual estimates, of course. Also, tracking the number of change requests too; a...
by kwalford
Thu 23 Apr 2015 7:04 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Managing remote teams - looking for input
Replies: 2
Views: 3440

Re: Managing remote teams - looking for input

Where are you planning on publicising your articles?
by kwalford
Wed 15 Apr 2015 10:20 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: I am new ;)
Replies: 2
Views: 3097

Re: I am new ;)

Hi Moxie,

Welcome aboard and I am sure we would welcome any input.

Duncan is the best person to speak to regarding any articles and it would be best to message him direct.

I will look forward to seeing your article in the near future.

Many thanks
Kit
by kwalford
Tue 07 Apr 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Hi everyone; new member here
Replies: 1
Views: 2806

Re: Hi everyone; new member here

Welcome aboard :)

It is great to see this website reaching PM's from all over the world.
by kwalford
Thu 02 Apr 2015 11:46 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: I don't think I want to be a PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6117

Re: I don't think I want to be a PM

Hi, Interesting post. My first observation is that you seem to be in a admin oriented role which is exactly what it says on the tin, admin! Your current project role seems to be assisting a PM rather than the PM itself. When you get involved in engaging with stakeholders, problem solving and seeing ...
by kwalford
Fri 27 Mar 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How Can we Simplify Projects: Two pizza teams, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 4897

Re: How Can we Simplify Projects: Two pizza teams, etc.

Hi Duncan,

The lack of people with MS Project software installed does inhibit its potential somewhat. I was also finding myself sending over JPEGs etc of the MSP files and every schedule change meant a new file being sent! The benefit of excel is that everyone has it on their PC!

Thanks
Kit
by kwalford
Thu 26 Mar 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How Can we Simplify Projects: Two pizza teams, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 4897

Re: How Can we Simplify Projects: Two pizza teams, etc.

Hi Duncan, Brilliant post! We have previously discussed this within our PMO. I think there is a real risk of being bureaucratic with projects and the trick is to only do things which add value. For instance, we use to take ages writing tailored (detailed) project plans whereas now we have a standard...
by kwalford
Wed 25 Mar 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New PM article up on the blog: Estimating Project Work Gone Wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 3263

Re: New PM article up on the blog: Estimating Project Work Gone Wrong

Good article Brad. The other thing I would add is to get the person actually doing the work to estimate, and also commit to the estimate.

As estimates are a forecast of the future, they are likely to require refinement as time progresses too.

Thanks
Kit