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Conflict in action

With our latest video, Conflict in Action, we’ve taken a slightly different approach.  The idea is that you try and work out which Conflict Preference the characters are demonstrating in four different “scenes”, and then think about how they could have achieved a better result.  It’s ideal for using in a workshop as well as […]

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The futile Project Review

The name “Project Review” gives a “How NOT2” Project Manager every excuse to make it a monumental waste of people’s time. Okay, there are things to be gained from reviewing the past, but why not write those up (succinctly) and pass them round before the meeting? Unless the team has a time machine, not much […]

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How NOT 2 set SMART objectives

Most of us have come across SMART objectives, and we kind of get why they are a good idea.  If people are working towards well formed objectives, it tends to improve their performance somewhat. How else did we get the 4 minute mile  (set 60 years ago this month, as it happens, by the great […]

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How to mess up “continuous improvement”

This Blog is the first of a series I have planned that are dedicated to the multitude of “How NOT 2’s” I have witnessed in the world of project management over the years. The biggest problem I have as I stare at my screen is:  “where do I start?”! Let’s give “continuous improvement” a poke. […]

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