Get The Best Out Of Your Project Team Members

2020-04-09T17:10:20+01:00

Treating the practitioners as experts   The company I worked for decided to roll out Six Sigma. The thinking was a concern that there was too much waste in the processes. The countermeasure was Six Sigma. But the thinking was very flawed – what about the causes of waste? Has a countermeasure been applied [...]

Get The Best Out Of Your Project Team Members2020-04-09T17:10:20+01:00

How To Improve Project Understanding

2020-04-09T17:15:18+01:00

Cross cultural teams need to firstly build cross cultural understanding Is that a British 'Yes'? A few years ago, I had a great time delivering a new build factory project in Germany. The initial phases of the project were delivered by a UK based team under my leadership, but once the project was [...]

How To Improve Project Understanding2020-04-09T17:15:18+01:00

Develop A Project Team Who Think Plans Better

2020-05-21T15:39:46+01:00

What we look for in a project team that thinks plans better They know their starting point? A while back a cyclist, lost in the countryside, came across an old fella leaning on a farm gate. This local must surely be able to point the way to the rider’s destination. When he asked [...]

Develop A Project Team Who Think Plans Better2020-05-21T15:39:46+01:00

Covid-19 Get Your Program Ready For The Re-start

2020-04-07T11:46:16+01:00

A three step approach to your new beginning   BEFORE YOU READ THIS BLOG WRITE THE NAME OF ONE PROJECT YOU ARE INVOLVED WITH ON A PIECE OF PAPER. APPLY ALL THESE IDEAS TO THAT PROJECT. THIS WILL MEAN YOU WILL HAVE SOME PRACTICAL ACTIONS TO TAKE. Our experience [...]

Covid-19 Get Your Program Ready For The Re-start2020-04-07T11:46:16+01:00

Empowerment

2019-06-27T10:37:17+01:00

As a ‘wet behind the ears’ corporal on a Royal Air Force Phantom Squadron my job was to make sure the aircraft were ‘sortie ready’ and serviced (’put to bed’) on their return.  It was also my responsibility to ensure the aircraft area was left in an acceptable state for the next operation. The [...]

Empowerment2019-06-27T10:37:17+01:00

It’s all in the mind

2019-06-27T10:33:21+01:00

So are we talking ‘running’ or ‘jogging’? It doesn’t matter! One of the cheapest, easiest to try, and all round good-for-you activities is the act of moving yourself along using your legs at faster than walking pace. And in my book, whatever the speed, that’s running. I’ve been a keen runner for 18 years [...]

It’s all in the mind2019-06-27T10:33:21+01:00

Asking the Right Questions

2019-06-27T10:29:08+01:00

"Stick with the facts, stay out of the emotion" It’s all too tempting sometimes to be tempted to vent your frustrations on 'the messenger', and even more tempting on the 'owner' of the news. But before we talk about what are the right questions, lets spare a thought for 'how'. Before you launch into [...]

Asking the Right Questions2019-06-27T10:29:08+01:00