Project Managers

Why it’s a mistake to assume anyone can manage a project:

By Kevin Lonergan | November 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

Why it’s a huge mistake to assume anyone can manage a project: Most people don’t plan to go into project management.  They find themselves in the role through one way or anther.  It’s also common that when people first attempt the role, they have little if any preparation or real support, with something that can…

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Why many Agile projects still need project managers:

By Kevin Lonergan | November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The good things in Agile: Firstly let me say, I am a huge fan of the good that Agile can bring, through some of the practices that it encourages (e.g. collaboration, transparency etc). Like all “new” ideas though, there are some whose interpretation goes beyond the bounds of what is good.  There are also some…

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The real role and responsibilities of Project Managers

By Kevin Lonergan | October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to make project managers role crystal clear: There are many variations in interpretation of the role of a Project Manager, especially by PMs themselves.  What follows in this post is our interpretation, but it is based on what we have seen delivers by far the best results (i.e. from projects). Origins of the Role One of…

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Role and Responsibilities of Project Managers – Lessons learned

By Kevin Lonergan | October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Starting with how not to define them, then show how to: Far too many organisations appoint project managers with far too little definition of what the specific role and responsibilities of project managers are.  Too often, you see little more than “to deliver the project on time and within budget”.  While those words are true,…

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How to become a Project Manager

By Kevin Lonergan | October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Firstly what does a Project Manager do? They are responsible for ensuring a project is delivered successfully by actively planning and managing their project. That’s the very short version.  In truth, the their role can be complex and very challenging.   What demand is there for their skills today and in future? Project Managers are in increasing demand, and in…

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Choosing the right people to be Project Managers

By Kevin Lonergan | June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

How do you select the right people to be project managers? Most people who end up being a project manager do so more through circumstances rather than by choice.  Here’s an example:  I was talking to a manager in a large-scale business only weeks ago, who had just been appointed the project manager of a…

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New Video – What Makes a Great Project Manager?

By Kevin Lonergan | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Very punchy video with some really important messages: We have just launched a punchy video on “What makes a great Project Manager” that we hope you enjoy. Please feel free to comment at the foot of this post, as we would like to hear other people’s view on what makes the difference between an…

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Brand new Course: "How to be a great project manager"

By Kevin Lonergan | January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Sharing the habits and skills of Great Project Managers: It is fairly rare to see a genuinely unique offering around the topic of project management, but we believe, this may well be one.  It’s a brand new course on “How to be a great project manager“. Many people believe that being a great project…

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How to develop great project managers in any business.

By Kevin Lonergan | January 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every business wants great project managers – let’s look at how best to develop them: Here’s an interesting question.  How do you find  and develop  great project managers in business?  Firstly, what do we mean by find?  Let’s be very honest – not everyone makes a good, let alone a great project manager.  It requires an…

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Tips for Project Managers

By Kevin Lonergan | May 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hints and Tips for Project Managers – for Beginners & Experienced Being the manager of a project of significant scale and importance could be one of the most demanding things you do in your career. It could also be one of the most rewarding. They can be very challenging and the role of the project manager…

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