Category: Hints & Tips

One of the most underrated techniques in running a workshop is just shutting up.   Does this sound strange to you? You have pulled a workshop together to encourage people to share views and opinions and I am saying there needs to be less talking?   What matters is who is talking.   Sometimes, when…

At a recent conference of digital project managers in Manchester one question I heard asked many times was “How do you organise yourself to get things done?   And the answer that came up again and again (from those that had an answer) was “Follow the principles in David Allen’s book Getting Things Done“. What Is…

As if  virtual working isn’t challenging enough, many people then get asked to work in virtual Agile teams, a methodology that is based on teams working closely together. So, what can you do to help teams work and deliver effectively on Agile projects? Having the right attitude I have worked in Agile projects with team…

I recently noticed a colleague of mine has started using a simple technique to deal with interruptions. She is a very busy project manager with lots of calls on her time and many people wanting to ask her questions. It is her role to help people progress their work, but if she doesn’t manage her own…