• 8 NODs (Note of Distinction)
  • Intro to the Art of Productive Laziness
  • The Art of Productive Laziness Workshop
  • Create Business Case
    have in-dpeth knowlegde and experience of analysing the high level requirements in detailed deliverables, work required, the benefits that can be realised, and the risks inherent in these, and producing a clear and comprehensive case to support the project (or to reject it).

    I excel at converting often vague thoughts on benefits into strongly defined and quantified measurable ones.

    I have been responsible for creating complete business case drafting and assessment processes including assets such as templates and knowledge bases, for major organisations across governmental, academic and commercial-based proposals.
    Bernard has correctly answered 35 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Identify Project Team Member Requirements and Critical Knowledge Sources
    Bernard has correctly answered 2 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Present Business Case
    have experience in presenting business cases to a diverse range of audiences, including senior government stakeholders, and C-level executives in blue-chip companies.

    I can match the presentation required to the specific audince, and provide a concise but accurate picture of the case, and the key aspects including the risks and challenges.
    Bernard has correctly answered 7 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Define Project
    Bernard has correctly answered 202 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Determine Project Objectives
    Bernard has correctly answered 1 PMchallenge Question on this topic
    Define Project Scope
    Bernard has correctly answered 1 PMchallenge Question on this topic
    Select Project Approach
    Bernard has correctly answered 7 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Make Project Plan
    have expertise in decomposing a high level concept in any field into the work areas required at the most effective level of detail, and structuring this into an effective work programme, and securing good estimates of effort and cost from all stakeholders, including challenging these are where necessary identifying the likely level of accuracy.

    I have a strong instinctive feel for, and practical background of, what effort and time work will take, and can accurately assess if estimates are within a reasonable range.
    Bernard has correctly answered 346 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Define Work Breakdown Structure
    Bernard has correctly answered 25 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Estimate Effort
    Bernard has correctly answered 1 PMchallenge Question on this topic
    Obtain Project Plan Approval
    Bernard has correctly answered 12 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Publicize Project
    have an excellent background in Change Managemenet, and can determine what the most appropriate communication to all stakeholders is, and ensure this is delivered and assessed to secure commitment and activity.
    Bernard has correctly answered 23 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Equip Project
    Bernard has correctly answered 16 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Train Project Team
    Bernard has correctly answered 3 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Control Project
    Bernard has correctly answered 2 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Assign Project Tasks
    Bernard has correctly answered 19 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Motivate Project Participants
    Bernard has correctly answered 40 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Track Project Progress
    Bernard has correctly answered 174 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Revise Project Plan
    Bernard has correctly answered 89 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    End Project
    have excellent record in driving projects to succesful completion, rescuing even seriously faikling projects to either reconfigure them, close down while securing what ever benefits are possible, or inject new life to reach a good completion.

    I have a very stromg benefits-realisation approach, in securing the actual delivery of benefits and handing over the continued stewardship of these to the business.
    Prepare Completion Report
    Bernard has correctly answered 10 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Turn Over Results
    Bernard has correctly answered 4 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Release Project Resources
    Bernard has correctly answered 1 PMchallenge Question on this topic