Category: Ask a project manager

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Ask a Project Manager – Help! I’m a clinician, I’ve been asked to run a project and don’t know where to start!
Welcome to our latest Ask a Project Manager blog. This time I’ve been asked how to help a clinician run a project they’ve been given when they have no project management experience. Hello, I’m looking for some advice please. I’m a clinician in a hospital and I’ve been handed a project to run. I’ve got ... Ask a Project Manager – Help! I’m a clinician, I’ve been asked to run a project and don’t know where to start!
Help! My stakeholders want me to fail
Welcome to the latest “Ask a project manager” blog. This week’s question is about coping with difficult stakeholders: I’ve just been given a project that, in all honesty, will make or break my career. It’s a fantastic opportunity but, and it’s a big but, the stakeholders are horrendous! They all want completely different things, they ... Ask a Project Manager – Help! I’m a clinician, I’ve been asked to run a project and don’t know where to start!
How do I deal with a bottleneck boss?
Welcome to the latest “Ask a project manager” blog. This week’s question is about how to deal with a boss that’s a bottleneck. I’m a part time project coordinator/part time EA to a great boss who manages a team of 20 engineers. They’re all working on different projects and it’s my boss’s, aka my, job ... Ask a Project Manager – Help! I’m a clinician, I’ve been asked to run a project and don’t know where to start!
What is a PMO?
Welcome to the latest “Ask a project manager” blog. This week’s question isn’t about project management but about that lovely adjunct – PMOs. I’m a recent graduate and have an interview for a (very) junior role in a PMO. I’m really excited but I’ve not got much of a clue about what a PMO is ... Ask a Project Manager – Help! I’m a clinician, I’ve been asked to run a project and don’t know where to start!
How to rescue a project in trouble
Welcome to the latest “Ask a project manager” blog. This week’s question is about how to rescue a project that’s in trouble. Our questioner asks: I’ve got a bit of a dilemma. My boss has asked me to take on a project that’s in real trouble and I don’t quite know where to start. I’m ... Ask a Project Manager – Help! I’m a clinician, I’ve been asked to run a project and don’t know where to start!
How do I keep my subject matter experts happy?
Welcome to the latest Ask a Project Manager blog. This week we’re answering a question about subject matter experts. I’m working on a large and complicated project at the moment, involving a lot of different subject matter experts. They’re not in my project team full time but are assigned to it on an “as needed” ... Ask a Project Manager – Help! I’m a clinician, I’ve been asked to run a project and don’t know where to start!
Who does what in a project?
Welcome to our new blog series ask a project manager, where I’ll be answering any portfolio, programme or project management related questions. I’m Rhona Aylward, Deputy Everything Officer at Psoda and I’ve been involved with portfolio, programmes and projects for over 20 years. I’ve set up PMOs, been a project manager, worked as a subject matter expert, ... Ask a Project Manager – Help! I’m a clinician, I’ve been asked to run a project and don’t know where to start!