The Project Paramedic Blog
The UK is half way through a 2nd National Lockdown... so where are we in the scheme of things?
COVID-19 is a terrible virus, and at the time of writing there is strong hope of effective vaccine's around the corner, but... dont get complacent... stick to the distancing rules.. stay safe...
Have a look at this case study that highlights how human personality can impact a project, Helga's story.
Take a look at this 2 minute snapshot of the most influential projects that are around in 2020
Every project has it's different levels of stress, one is the stress of anticipation... have we got the right resources, have we got the right team, have we got the right partner... these are typical concerns.
The anticipation can lead to worry, however 'worry' can be viewed as a positive process in itself.
For example, if the Project Manager is worried that the solution needs the right partners on the project, then that worry can be constructively channeled into building a thorough and robust vendor or partner selection process, ensuring that all of the key criteria for a successful partner are detailed and appropriate measures set for evaluation. 'Worry' in fact should be a key skill required in a Project Manager, if they are not 'worried' (stronger than concerned) then are they really 'caring' about the outcomes?
"Virtual project management is the process by which one manages projects via remote or virtual teams. When teams are distributed across different time zones, they still need to get assigned tasks and that work must be monitored and tracked to make sure it stays on schedule. As more teams work from home, virtual project management has become more defined.
While the basics remain the same, such as the life cycle of the project and the various disciplines that go into controlling every aspect of a project, there is a difference. And it’s a big one. Those teams being managed are not in one place, but rather scattered over across the four corners of the world. Not having physical contact with one’s team creates new obstacles that project managers must overcome.
Virtual teams are not going away. They are growing, and project managers must not become complacent and believe that the old rules still apply. Things are changing and project managers must change with them and take their project management into the digital age."
Keep reading this great article on...
After all these years, are the tech companies still focussing on the locations where they can make money, or should their efforts be aimed at getting the whole population up to a decent viable level of service?
Catch up with the BBC
In the IT industry, professional accreditation is really important, the British Computer Society maintain the highest standards (https://www.bcs.org/) - if you are serious about making a career in IT then the BCS is a life-long partner to have by your side throughout.
What will the result of the US election mean for the UK in conjunction with Brexit?
What is the purpose of a Project Paramedic?
- To diagnose where things have gone wrong, identify how to fix them fast, stop the problem getting worse, and identify a healthy way forward.
What is the Paramedic best at?
- Fast diagnosis, with the focus on the patient, not the politics or ego's needs
Who needs the Paramedic?
- Managers, Business Execs, Stakeholders, project Team Members... all of the family of the injured project
What does the Paramedic love?
- Making things better, fixing problems, preventing problems in the future
Simple needs professionally met...