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by Danbone
Fri 03 Jan 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How do you know you're exceeding in your job role?
Replies: 8
Views: 5993

Re: How do you know you're exceeding in your job role?

While I have your attention, I want to make a start on the portfolio, however I am unsure on how to set it out. I do electrification projects for network rail. Should I make it specific to that and list the disciplines e.g. overhead equipment, distribution, civils and signalling or should it be pure...
by Danbone
Fri 03 Jan 2014 8:33 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How do you know you're exceeding in your job role?
Replies: 8
Views: 5993

Re: How do you know you're exceeding in your job role?

Ultimately this is the goal. I've sat down and given this some thought. Set goals and action plans of how to progress. I have my electrical degree I am taking along with pm specific training I get sent on and I let my boss know I am looking to progress and ask for the roles and responsibilities abov...
by Danbone
Thu 02 Jan 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How do you know you're exceeding in your job role?
Replies: 8
Views: 5993

Re: How do you know you're exceeding in your job role?

Thanks to the both of you! I do push for more works and roles hence the two contracts being put on me! I would say I do 6 out of 7 of the things you've listed which is a good start. I am always looking for ways to improve. I fall down on the group activities. Not that I don't have ideas I am just wo...
by Danbone
Thu 02 Jan 2014 9:05 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How do you know you're exceeding in your job role?
Replies: 8
Views: 5993

How do you know you're exceeding in your job role?

So I've been a project management assistant for a year now and I believe that I do a good job. I perform all tasks asked of me, but from time to time sit around with nothing to do. I've spoken to my boss about this and asked for more and as a result I am being given two of the smaller contracts to o...
by Danbone
Wed 11 Sep 2013 8:54 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Learn by doing!
Replies: 2
Views: 3184

Learn by doing!

Hello everyone!! Its been a while but I am back for some advice! So ive applied for promotion after someone on the project has left. I have already done bits of work for this person so thats an advantage however its up to the PM to decide if I am ready or not. I, like most engineers learn best by do...
by Danbone
Tue 18 Jun 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Worst meeting ever!
Replies: 2
Views: 3329

Worst meeting ever!

Ok so 7 months in my position now and you guys on here have helped me a lot because i have found the job to be a challenge! So I had a meeting today was only told sort notice it was on a subject i have not dealt with before. I was only told of the meeting an hour before it happened and i couldn't an...
by Danbone
Mon 17 Jun 2013 7:33 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Workplace Banter
Replies: 4
Views: 4848

Re: Workplace Banter

I agree in that its a fine line between and can easily go too far, but also that if morale is increased then it can serve to be a benefiting tool within the workplace. A team high on morale work better than a team in silence with no morale!
by Danbone
Fri 14 Jun 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Workplace Banter
Replies: 4
Views: 4848

Workplace Banter

I believe it is essential for moral of the project team. We have two project teams in one building and the team over from us have a very friendly atmosphere and theres alot of banter (not sure on work productivity though). Now my team we sit and work the only sound is the keyboard keys! I think I am...
by Danbone
Sun 09 Jun 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Promotion!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3599

Promotion!!

Ok, as some of you may know (because this is my no 1 stop for advise!) I've been in project management for around 7 months now as an assistant! I've learnt much and have aspirations for the big PM (in my company its assistant, scheme PM and then PM). The project I have been working on is changing an...
by Danbone
Fri 24 May 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: Book Recommendation Please!
Replies: 7
Views: 19859

Book Recommendation Please!

Hello, Ok so I have the APM BoK and the Using PRINCE2 manual to get through so from that point of view I am set for the next few months. The next thing I want to turn to along side this is getting myself set for a leader role (currently the assistant to the PM's). I would like someone to recommend a...