project-manager

5 things a good Project Manager should do…..

I’ve been lucky (or unlucky) enough to have been both a developer and a Project manager throughout my career, I thought it’d be good to highlight some of the things that I believe are crucial for Project Managers do, and have done myself, to ensure that Projects run smoothly (mainly for the developers, I’m bias, I think)  This means, basically, …

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Looking for a positive attitude

We’ve all had days / weeks or maybe (and hopefully not!)…….months where things just haven’t gone to plan, and it’s hard to find the positives which are required to get motivated and keep working towards a successful outcome. Whether its an arsey client at work, the inability to complete something on time, or just one of those days, there are …

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Official Odeon Instagram Account

Official Odeon appears on Instagram. And thousands follow and share and like. The world we live in…… You know, every now and again I begin to question some things in life….the old saying of “if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is” springs to mind. So today, an account appeared on Instagram, claiming to be “OFFICIALODEON“.

Twitter

My year on Twitter – @mstevenson83

At this time of the year, it’s not uncommon for people to look back at the past 12 months. I thought about writing something important, something useful and informative about how the year had gone, events that had happened and such. But I couldn’t be bothered – so instead, I thought I’d share my year on twitter. Why not, hey? …

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Album of the year…..

So, in a bid to rid my playlists of the same old same old, I aim to post an “Album of the week” here throughout 2015. Something new, different, unheard of (ideally) to make music fresh again. In order to see out the old, I thought I’d share with you all my “Album Of The Year” for 2014. That one …

How we learn

How We Learn – 5 (not so shocking) tips on how to understand theory

Learning — Something we have all done in our past, and something we’ll all do in our future. To be fair, you’re probably learning something right now, you just don’t think of it as “learning”. I’ve always been a practical learner — I understand things a lot better when I’m actually doing them. Theoretical things just never make sense to me straight away; it takes time …

Do you love your job?

Do you love your job?

We spend (on average) 11.5 years of our life at work. That is nearly 100, 000 hours in the office. And that, is a lot of time. I’m very lucky with my career, in that, my job is my hobby. If I wasn’t paid to do it, I’d be doing it in my spare time any way. It’s something I’m passionate …

Business to Business Relationships

The importance of a good Business relationship

Today I visited the Internet World show at Earls Court, London. The first expo that I’d been to for a couple of years. Upon arrival, myself and my colleagues established a hit list of companies we wanted to talk to, both existing Business to Business relationships and potential new companies to work with. It soon became apparent that the companies we currently work …

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Why I miss “Clients” in Project Management

You can have mine! That’s the generic response I’ve had from people when I’ve had this discussion with them. I miss clients. A bold statement I know, but that’s the honest truth. They do actually make Project Management easier. In my previous job, I remember leaving the office, popping to the nearest watering hole and chewing away at the events …

An Internet Minute

We’ve all done it before. You get home, get your laptop out to check your emails, and before you know it you’ve wasted an hour of your life on the internet; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and so on. And still, the emails remain unread! But have you ever considered how many other people in the world are doing just that? Well, …