Author Archives: Peter

So, You Wanna Be a Change Management Consultant?
10 Jan

So, You Wanna Be a Change Management Consultant?

My son’s friends were over the other night watching a sports event. They are all partway through university and beginning to think seriously about their careers. One of them asked me what I did for a living. Being a change management consultant, I knew better than to say that. Unless people have experience working with […]

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Project Lessons Learned: From Dread to Fun
09 Nov

Project Lessons Learned: From Dread to Fun

If there is a project activity that defines love-hate relationships, Lessons Learned is it. At the start of the project, most people are enthusiastic about capturing Lessons Learned sometime before the project team disperses. That’s because they feel this activity is a key element of that fabled entity, ‘the learning organization’ – and who doesn’t […]

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Knowledge Transfer: Mr. Spock’s Secret
12 Oct

Knowledge Transfer: Mr. Spock’s Secret

The project is nearing the end. The rush is on to complete the final activities before the launch date. Somewhere among those critical, last minute, must-do tasks there is this item, “Knowledge Transfer” on your Gantt chart. You sigh. It’s important because it’s necessary for your client organization, but time is running out. So you […]

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Leading Communications, Leading Change: Do’s and Don’ts
23 Sep

Leading Communications, Leading Change: Do’s and Don’ts

A lot has been written on how important communications is, and how to coordinate and manage communications. But what if you are a Project Manager or leader in an organization undergoing change? What’s your role in leading communications? What should you be doing, and what should you be delegating to others? In my years leading […]

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Secrets to a Great Communication Plan
06 Sep

Secrets to a Great Communication Plan

How management and staff communicate with one another plays a crucial role in employee morale, office atmosphere, and resulting quality of work done.  Good communication among all levels within an organization leads to increased productivity, trust, confidence, and strong working relationships. For that reason, paying attention to communications as part of a project is very […]

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