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Book Review: The Contract Scorecard

It is not often that I can sum a book up in five words – this book makes business sense! How often have contracts for outsourced services been created, because they ‘had to be’, and then just left on the shelf to gather dust? How many of us see a contract as a key tool …

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The classroom setting was a bit different for takers of the Villanova PM courses
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Direct Learning from Home – the End Has Come!

It is over, the end has come. My distance learning experience has finished after 8 weeks of directed learning. Am I sad? Yes. Am I glad I undertook an online certificate in Advanced Strategic project Management from Villanova University? Yes. Am I now the proud owner of a wooden framed certificate? Oh Yes! Previous posts …

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Direct Learning from Home – the Half Way Story

Wow, that has been a busy 4 weeks! Alongside working I have been undertaking an online course in Advanced Strategic Project Management being offered by Villanova University in the USA. I am now half way through the 8 week course, and I have to say I am thoroughly enjoying myself – even though it has …

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Directed learning from home – does it work?

I get frustrated when I hear people comment that they ‘do not have time in my busy life to study’ or that ‘the organisation cannot afford to send me on a week’s training course’, and the missed opportunities because of these.  I am an advocate of continuous professional development (CPD) as well as translating academic …

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