Designing your Programme and Project Centre of Excellence

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Just back from the PPM CoE conference on Friday in Birmingham. Presentations and thought-provoking stuff from David Marsh and David Wilkin and also presentations from OGC and Serco. Another PPSOSIG conference but with a slight difference – it came with the book too – “Designing your PPM CoE – A Strategic Guide” (contact David Wilkin …

Programme & Project Support Office Roles and Experience

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A number of companies are implementing Programme and Project Support Offices and as you might imagine they have a need for key staff to actively manage the direction and remit of the relevant PPSO. These roles are generally working at board level with the PPSO reporting directly to the Managing Director, they require a first …

London Olympics in 2012

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I have been trying to understand how SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) could contribute and benefit form the London Olympics in 2012. Britain won the bid in July 2006 and since then various organisations have been beavering away putting meat on the bones. Today I wend to a conference where Lord Coe was the guest speaker; …

A Project Planning and Management Search Engine

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Interesting stuff – I need to take a further, if yo have used the engine for real we Arras would be interested to hear of your experience, ease of use and how you used the results – looks like it locates project related jobs as well. Project Planning and Management Search Engine By Roger Denton …

Project Management Podcast – Initial thoughts

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Don’t know if anyone is aware of the PM Podcast? I listened to episode 55 on Friday night as I was driving to Newbury (what an exotic life I lead!), the topic up for discussion was project management certification. The podcast is led by Cornelius Fichtner – a curious character (it took me ages to …

Spam hell

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Well I’ve seen it all, why am I surprised that even blogs don’t escape one of life’s little irritants! Blog spam – it even has its own entry on Wilkipedia Arrgghhh

projects and business benefits and animals

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November is here and the nights have drawn in and the temperature has finally dropped. We managed to get through trick or treat mostly young kids with parents close by supervising. It looks to me like in our village treat and tricking with the older kids is not cool may be just as well with …