Project Manager and Technology

There are many discussions on the need for a project manager to be technically qualified. What is a project manager and what expertise does he or she need? If there is a technical aspect, what would that be? In the material I have developed and presented for management courses to accountants, engineers, personnel, procurement, marketing and other executive professionals I have taken the view that project management must be, primarily, a Read More
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Successful data management requires trust

How much do you trust your colleagues, suppliers, and customers? For a series of workshops for GP practice managers at conference a few years ago I researched the subject of my material, data management, revealing strong similarities between the main requirements in very diverse organisations. There were also some very important differences, the need to distinguish between hard and soft data which I will come to in a later blog. The real Read More
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Waterfall and Agile

There are many discussions on using Waterfall – the traditional approach to project management, or Agile, widely regarded as being the best way of dealing with software development and similar situations where the client and users cannot accurately predict and state their future requirements.         Where do I stand on this? I do not recall ever having to draw a distinction between the two in a Read More
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