M is for… MBWA

Management By Walking About (MBWA) is a much underrated mechanism to keep an eye on what is going on in your project. As things have evolved technically over the years is becomes all too easy to orchestrate, or attempt to orchestrate, your project form the comfort of your adjustable office-chair. Using eMail, Instant Messaging, Text… Continue reading M is for… MBWA

M is for… Marginalisation

Sometimes you get people on your project that are a danger to themselves, let alone anyone else or your project. On occasion, they are actually OK in terms of their knowledge of the subject matter, but you wouldn’t trust them to deliver newspapers. If this is the case, you may wish to assing them an… Continue reading M is for… Marginalisation

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M is for… Marionette

You would probably always argue that a project will generally suffer if it has a hapless buffoon of a project manager. Strangely, this isn’t always the case. There is a particular type of hapless buffoon that knows he is out of his depth and is open to suggestion and instruction. A project that has a… Continue reading M is for… Marionette

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M is for… Methodologies

Methodologies are wonderful things, or so the people who invented them, or offer training or consultancy in them, would have you believe. Some have cool-sounding names: RAD, JAD, some try to sound important: PRINCE, or obscure: SDSM, SSADM, ITSL, some are just clubs: APM. They’re all basically the same concept, take a real world discipline… Continue reading M is for… Methodologies