Author: Roxanne

Have you considered legal project management?

Legal Project Management (LPM), is a discipline widely recognized in the legal services industry. Legal project managers are now employed by all the major law firms in London and some of the larger regional ones. What is legal project management? What does a legal project manager do? What is the difference between legal project managers […]

Book Review: Jumpstart Your Creativity

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Have a project issue? Do you need to create a list of project requirements? Let’s have a brainstorming session! Actually, let’s not. According to Shawn Doyle, Steven Rowell, brainstorming has been done so many, so poorly, that it is more likely to result in a […]

Are you managing information overload?

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. One of the main themes of the social media webinar that I presented for the PMI Lead Community of Practice was how to deal the additional information channels that social media tools provide. People are often worried about how to manage information overload. They stop […]

6 Barriers to Customer Centricity

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. This is an edited excerpt from Customer-Centric Project Management, by Elizabeth Harrin (Gower/Routledge 2012). It would be wonderful if project-based organizations or PMOs saw the opportunity to improve stakeholder communication and improve stakeholder engagement by demonstrating customer focus (not sure what that means in the […]

5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not harder

Did you know that overtime is a workweek in which an individual works overtime and is not paid until March 9th? This is 68 days of overtime that we give to our employers as overtime is not paid. The 2017 Totally Money overtime survey found that 60% of respondents don’t feel they have a good […]

These are 4 Tips for Effective Virtual Meetings

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. This is Diana Ecker’s guest post. Virtual meetings are something we take for granted. With just a few clicks, you can bring together people working remotely, at home, or in offices all over the world. It allows you to work from anywhere and with contractors, […]

Single Equality Bill

The consultation for the Single Equality Bill seems to be over. Harriet Harman, Minister for Equality and Women recently revealed the draft Bill, which will be implemented in this autumn’s Queen’s Speech. Unfortunately, there is no positive action. Yes, I’m a big fan of women’s rights to equality, but allowing employers to recruit on the […]

PRINCE2: How to Manage Successful Projects

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. The new PRINCE2(r), manual for project managers, feels much clearer and more structured. The new PRINCE2(r), Managing Successful Projects, has more diagrams and provides more information about the themes and processes. This makes the book visually more interesting than the previous versions. I’m sure it […]

Keeping up: Steps in a positive direction

This is the final part of a series of four on project management in the 21st century. I’m seeing a shift to work in a more 21st-century way. Many recruiters now place more emphasis on people who have emotional intelligence (read more here) than technical competence. PMI has established a New Media Council to improve […]

How to plan for next year

Are you a member of a team and have you completed your annual appraisal? You can also do them for your team members. I won’t be doing any this yea, which makes a difference. But I will be thinking about 2022 and taking stock of my goals. This year has been a bit disappointing. It […]