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3 Steps to Presence: Book Review of The Power of Presence

3 Steps to Presence: Book Review of The Power of Presence

Presence. It’s that thing all successful project and programme managers have. It’s when you walk into a room and the team subtly acknowledges you’ve arrived. You see it when the project team listen to a good project sponsor talking about the project’s objectives, or when a portfolio manager discusses the business benefits that will be…

Advising Upwards: Interview with Dr Lynda Bourne

Advising Upwards: Interview with Dr Lynda Bourne

Today I’m interviewing Dr Lynda Bourne, author of Advising Upwards: A Framework for Understanding and Engaging Senior Management Stakeholders (Gower, 2011). Lynda is CEO of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd, a training and consultancy firm based in Australia. Lynda, your book is about helping project managers communicate better with executive stakeholders. Let’s start at the beginning….

What project managers can learn on Twitter: Interview with Robert Kelly of #PMChat
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What project managers can learn on Twitter: Interview with Robert Kelly of #PMChat

Robert Kelly and Rob Prinzo have started using Twitter to connect project managers in an unusual way. I spoke to Robert about how they are bringing project managers together online (and even better, how you can earn PDUs for hanging about on Twitter!). Robert, you use Twitter to coordinate conversations between project managers through a…

Turning the Generation Gap upside down: 5 tips for working with Baby Boomers
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Turning the Generation Gap upside down: 5 tips for working with Baby Boomers

PM Network last month reported that 65% of people feel that there is a generation gap in project management. We are living in the first period where five generations are working together in the workplace. Experienced (i.e. older) project managers now have Generation X and Generation Y people on their teams. The age differences at…

2011: The Year to Get Registered or Chartered?
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2011: The Year to Get Registered or Chartered?

APM has been campaigning for Chartered Project Professional status for some time.  It hasn’t happened yet, and they have now brought out Registered Project Professional status.  I think this is a watered-down version of being Chartered, and it might reflect their frustration at the Chartered process taking so long. APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) is…

Book review:  PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide
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Book review: PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide

PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide has a practical, descriptive title – and it’s a practical, descriptive book.  Kim Heldman and Vanina Mangano have written this book specifically for those project managers aiming to sit their PMP exam.  It’s structured logically, taking you through the project lifecycle. The book starts with a review of…