Archives for February2012


Richard Carrington – Project Team Setup

Richard-Carrington1Richard explains to The PM Channel his view of the ingredients of high performing teams and emphasises the importance of the right mix of skills within the team, particularly the soft skills needed for the soft deliverables.

Richard Carrington joined Eversholt Rail Group (formerly HSBC Rail) as a project manager becoming a general manager and then head of projects and procurement. Richard initially joined the rail industry with British Rail Engineering Limited. He has worked since then for Siemens Transportation Systems and Daimler Benz Transportation on large value rolling stock projects in both the UK and overseas. Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and has a master’s degree in project management.

Interview available on the Development Package for £149/year.

Alistair Godbold – Project Team Kickoff

Alistair-Godbold1Alistair Godbold draws upon his experience of launching many varied project teams and explains his approach, some of the challenges he has faced and the things that have worked well for him.

Alistair Godbold is an experienced manager of projects ranging from IT transformation, through communications infrastructure and radars to buildings and staff relocation projects. Alistair has been responsible for developing both individual project manager capability and competency, and organisational project management maturity. He is a board director of Association for Project Management.

Watch Alistair interviews on The PM Channel.

Managing Opportunities by David Hillson

David-Hillson1David Hillson starts by describing what a good risk or opportunity is and explores why they should be managed. He explains that we already know how to manage them and gives an example of how he worked with NASA on managing opportunities.

Dr David Hillson is known globally as The Risk Doctor. He is an international risk management consultant and a popular conference speaker and award-winning author on risk. David is recognised internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the risk field, and has made several innovative contributions to improving risk management.  Full details from www.risk-doctor.com

Discover all the resources about Risk Management on The PM Channel.

Embedding Risk Management by Neil Gee

Neil-GeeNeil explains what he sees as lacking in some risk management approaches and describes three essential aspects which he has found important.

Neil Gee is head of programmes at Marshall Aerospace and has 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry including the management of projects and managing the project management function.

 

John Cronin – Leadership

John-Cronin-300x168John presents to The PM Channel his views of the main aspects of project leadership and what can happen if it is absent.

John says “the project managers who can demonstrate good leadership tend to have more successful projects”.

After discussing the effects of poor leadership, John concludes the interview by giving three compelling points of advice for any project manager.

John Cronin has a strong background in business improvement programmes and is currently director of business improvement for a major HR outsourcing company. He has an extensive background in leading change in a service delivery environment, including off-shoring and business process re-engineering.

Interview available on the Development Package for £149/year.

Nick Field – Leadership

Nick-FieldNick explains what he sees as being leadership in project management. He describes his own challenges in leadership and gives three helpful pieces of advice.

Nick Field has over 30 years experience within the construction industry. He is a chartered civil engineer by background and he has specialised in project, programme and construction management for the past 20 years. Nick has held directorships within leading contractors, engineering consultants and project management consultancies and has international business experience.

Watch Nick interview with The PM Channel about Leadership here.

Nigel Parnell – Project Leadership

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Nigel describes to The PM Channel what he understands as being project leadership and draws upon his own experiences to give examples of challenging leadership situations.  He comments on can leadership be developed and shares his lessons learned on effective project leadership.

Nigel Parnell is a senior executive with substantial experience of running business units and a wide range of projects and programmes.  He has significant global experience and cultural awareness via long term overseas assignments.  Nigel originally had an engineering background but has covered management of all aspects of business including sales and marketing, operations, customer services and technical.

Interview available on the Development Package for £149/year.

David Hillson – Risk Attitude

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David talks to The PM Channel about how we respond to risk situations and why our attitudes to risk are so important. He explains the three different influences on our risk attitude and gives a six step guide to managing are response. David concludes by illustrating risk attitude with an international investment example.

Dr David Hillson is known globally as The Risk Doctor. He is an international risk management consultant and a popular conference speaker and award-winning author on risk. David is recognised internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the risk field, and has made several innovative contributions to improving risk management.  Full details from www.risk-doctor.com

Richard Carrington – Risk Management

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Richard gives to The PM Channel an overview of an approach to risk management touching some aspects of the process and highlights the importance of dealing with the appropriate number of real risks.

Richard Carrington joined Eversholt Rail Group (formerly HSBC Rail) as a project manager becoming a general manager and then head of projects and procurement. Richard initially joined the rail industry with British Rail Engineering Limited. He has worked since then for Siemens Transportation Systems and Daimler Benz Transportation on large value rolling stock projects in both the UK and overseas. Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and has a masters degree in project management.

Steve McGrady – Delivering Projects Through People

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Steve boils down his advice from his years of experience of managing people to three simple observations about differences, procedures and asking questions.

Steve McGrady has held senior executive positions in international companies. He uses his expertise to assist organisations to improve their organisational effectiveness and turn strategy into results. His clients include large international corporations and his work is collaborative, involving client personnel, developing their competency and capability through the transfer of knowledge and skills supported by coaching and mentoring.

Find all the interviews about Leadership on The PM Channel on the Development Package for £149/year.