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Where Information Management ends and Knowledge Management begins – an extract

By Elisabeth Goodman This blog is a summary of my presentation at the APM KSIG event in Birmingham on 14th May 2013.  A fuller write-up, including my and Martin Fisher’s notes on the highlights from the discussion will shortly be available on the APM website. Every project management input and output involves both information and …

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Coaching applied to project management – APM seminar (#APMEoE)

By Elisabeth Goodman Managing, coaching, mentoring, training, consulting, counseling: these are all terms that may or may not be part of a team and project manager’s toolkit.  How are they different?  And how can coaching in particular be applied in project management? About 25 practicing project managers and others interested in the topic gathered near …

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The Future of Project Management – an evening with Paul Major

The Eastern Branch of the APM held a very enjoyable evening seminar on the future of project management with Paul Major (@changemakerPM, http://paulmajor.wordpress.com) on Wednesday 7th November. I captured Paul’s main points, and the course of the discussion in a series of tweets, which I’ve reproduced here with some additional notes. Shifted from delivering transformational change …

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Getting it right rather than ‘firefighting’…unless that’s your job!

By Elisabeth Goodman Being a ‘farmer’ not a ‘firefighter’ Some years ago when I was first learning about Lean and Six Sigma, a colleague shared an article he’d found comparing farmers and firefighters. People in organisations are often singled out when they have worked all hours to deal with a crisis, and yet the people …

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Making Knowledge Work – Beyond Lessons Learned – Notes from APM #KSIGDDAY

APM prospective Knowledge SIG Conference – 5th July 2012 Based on the @ecgoodman twitter stream tagged with #KSIGDDAY @APMProjectMgmt #KM Meeting kicking off – looking forward to it! The meeting started with some speed networking in which I met lots of great people from all sectors of work, the UK, sizes of organisation, and levels …

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Lessons Learned – notes from an APM web briefing

By Elisabeth Goodman and John Riddell, RiverRhee Consulting (Preview of a blog to appear on the APM website) A recent discussion thread on the APM (Association for Project Management) website focussed on the potential value of Lessons Learned and the failure modes that generally occur.  We have edited the points made in the discussion thread into …

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Lean Six Sigma and Project Management – triangles and (virtuous) circles

By Elisabeth Goodman and John Riddell On 6th July, we held a very enjoyable second iteration of our APM workshop on this topic in Norwich, having run it previously in Stevenage in May. As with the previous seminar, our audience ranged from people and organisations with very limited knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma, to …

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Personality Type and Project Management – with reference to MBTI

Having recently completed OPP’s Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Step 1 qualification, I was fascinated by Dr David Hillson’s letter1 in this months’ APM Project Magazine Inbox, and Patrick Bird’s article in the previous issue on ‘Type Setting’2, which prompted the letter. Both the originating article and the responding letter refer to the ability to …

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Knowledge management and creativity / innovation – valuable adjuncts to project management. A case study

Knowledge management and creativity/ innovation enhance project management. I am a firm believer in the value of knowledge management to enhance project management.  I also believe that the use of formal structures, such as those advocated in Lean and Six Sigma (or process improvement), and project management, give people more rather than less scope for …

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