T is for… Trust

There is a very well-worn phrase that tells how “all good managers delegate“. This is indeed true, but it doesn’t take the story far enough. In addition to delegation, you have to trust the person too. And that means, tell them what you want them to do, when you want it done by and then… Continue reading T is for… Trust

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T is for… Timesheet Collector

They call themselves Project Managers but all they really do is collect timesheets and other such frippery. You need to spot these people quickly and ignore everything they say with regard to delivery as the very fact that they call themselves Project Manager signifies that they are an arse and therefore will not obey the… Continue reading T is for… Timesheet Collector

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T is for… Truth

The most infrequently used and most powerful of all managers weapons. Try it, it can be a real treat. The next time your customer says “This isn’t good enough, why is it going to be late?” just reply with a simple “It has taken longer than we thought it would.” The thing is, there is… Continue reading T is for… Truth

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T is for… Timing

At comedian-school (if there is such a thing), they teach you that timing is everything. The same is true in managing a project, and how proficient you are at getting the timing right will often be the key to glorious success or cringing failure. Sometimes you will need to act immediately, usually to quickly defuse… Continue reading T is for… Timing

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T is for… Tennis

Perhaps not always closely associated with Project Management, Tennis should never be far from your mind. It works like this. When a customer is waiting for something from you the ball is on your side of the net. This is bad but not disastrous. You don’t necessarily have to give them what they want to… Continue reading T is for… Tennis

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