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technical mentor

Technical Mentor  is designed for when you need someone to build your confidence in delivering a specific IT related assignment, project or overcoming a specific problem. For example, perhaps you are new to your management role, are taking on new management responsibilities, or need to manage in a changing environment.  So, this is where a […]

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How do you manage your information?

How to manage your information is becoming a bigger and bigger headache. Inside every organisation is a wealth of knowledge just bursting to get out and be shared; with quite a lot of inside people’s heads. This can be fine while they are still there, but you know how it is, someone leaves,  and their […]

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Improving projects with web-based tools

Is your project really on track or exactly what you’re supposed to be doing? Perhaps you’re not certain you’re looking at the latest documents. Maybe you’ve been snowed under by a deluge of emails demanding that you do something that you don’t recognise as your task, or you made painstaking changes to a document only […]

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Service delivery

Whatever your business is, you will be delivering something to someone. It could be delivery of a cloud based software service (SaaS), IT service delivery, developing software for a new technology device or an application for the Internet of Things (IoT). Whatever it is, you will want to be doing it in the most effective […]

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Growth Vouchers

UK Government pays 50% of the cost of using a Consultant!

I’m pleased to confirm that I have been approved to provide support under the new government grant ‘Growth Vouchers’. This will pay up to £2000 towards business advice, which you have to match. You can only use this with approved advisers. This is available to any small business with less than 50 employees and who has not paid for business advice in the past 3 years.

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5 cheap ways to motivate your team

We live in hard times currently, with our teams of people struggling with no pay rises, limited bonuses (unless you’re a banker ) and longer hours – just to keep our businesses afloat. If you’re the manager of a team, you will know that a motivated team is a more productive team!

Continuing the theme of motivating people without having to spend too much money, here are 5 key ways you as a Manager can motivate YOUR team:

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Effective Project Managers are Adaptable (Habit 5)

Many projects fail because the Project Manager cannot flex their plans to account for changing business priorities. Effective project managers listen to the business, ask questions to clarify whether the changes are business driven and then agree the impact accordingly. Effective Project Managers spend time walking in the businesses shoes. Some Project Managers believe that […]

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Project management workshop

Do you complete your projects on time? Do your projects cost more than you planned? Do your projects deliver the business benefits you expect? Even using a project methodology like Prince 2 or AGILE project management is no guarantee that your project will come in on time, to cost or deliver the business benefits you […]

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Project Review

A project review with an experienced mentor give you an independent view of how your project is really doing. A mentor can augment your own experience and provide support and guidance just when you need it. They will have experience of change and can provide you with direct suggestions based on that experience. They can […]

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Project Mentoring

(7 Habits of an Effective Project Manager, as presented to the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce. More Cocreative Videos.) Getting the best result from a Project can be quite daunting to the inexperienced. But you don’t need to outsource your project or employ a full time Project Manager. Project mentoring will give you an independent […]

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3 ways to tame the scope creep

Scope creepApart from punching him, that is.

Just as you get your project moving along nicely, along comes that nasty person called the scope creep. He (or she) isn’t happy with the project scope you painstakingly agreed at the start of the project, and now wants to change something. It doesn’t matter that you might have to undo something you’ve already agreed to do, it’s ‘just a little change’ they say.

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