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Did you choose your career (or did it choose you)?

Let me start with asking you, “why do you do what you do”? Was it a conscious choice or was it accidental? It’s probably a strange question to most of you, yet it’s one I often find myself answering without being asked it directly. But then you might have fallen into a job that you never planned or […]

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RAG Status Reporting

In this video, I’ll explain why and how Project Managers often report the wrong Project RAG status and introduce the Watermelon RAG status. If you prefer to read, there is a slight;y edited transcript below the video. play Video TranscriptIt’ s Chris Hallett here from Chris Hallett training and Harper Hallett Consulting and in this video, […]

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The Problem With Change is? (fear)

Do you really want to solve the problem and make a change in your life or are you just saying it? And by problem, I mean making a significant change in your life. That’s a familiar question that is based on a real conversation that I had recently.The Change ConversationWhen a lady recently discovered I was a […]

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3 Questions Every Project Manager Should Ask and don’t

Select Columns LayoutWhat are the three key questions every Project Manager should ask before getting into the details of the project launch, stakeholder management and, delivering the project?These questions are vital to the success of the project and the emotional welfare of the Project Manager and their team. The three questions are:Question #1: What is my […]

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Stakeholder Engagement, Are You Playing the Blame Game?

Who is responsible for Stakeholder Engagement on a Project? That is one of the most common claims, or reasons why a project has ‘failed’ to deliver and a lesson that I learned the hard way.Learning the hard waySome years ago, I learned a hard lesson when an organisation decided that I was no longer required. Like […]

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3 Big Programme Office Mistakes (that fuel complexity, bureaucracy and hinder progress)

Are you a Project Management Professional and you believe that the Programme Office (PMO) fuels complexity, bureaucracy and hinders progress?The big question is, “How can the Programme Office simplify Project Delivery and eliminate complexity and bureaucracy”? First of all, let’s look at the problem, and then what can be done to eliminate that complexity and bureaucracy.The […]

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