Entries by Barry Curry

Managing Small Project Teams

Teams While working recently with a client, they asked for some specific advice for managing small project teams when delivering software projects. Previously their project teams were quite large, but the nature of their work now needs small project teams completing software modules in less time. This is to enable them to support ever-changing market […]

MES Systems and Benefits

Definition With so many different variations of MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) in use today, it can be difficult to define exactly what MES is and how it is used. The use of the system will vary from company to company. Manufacturing Execution Systems can be defined as systems that record and control the execution of […]

PMSummit Dublin July 2018

PMSummit Dublin PM Summit is an annual event that takes place in Dublin, Ireland hosting a global community of project, program and portfolio managers regardless of whether they use traditional, lean and/or agile approach to their projects. Unlike other project management events, the PM Summit catering to all sectors of industry, from engineering to pharmaceutical, […]

Positive Habits in Project Delivery

Projects From working on many projects over the years one can become accustomed to the culture of a project in terms of delivery, habits and work ethic. We can take a lot for granted in terms of what has become the norm for us. On a recent assignment with a client we had found it […]

Distractions, Multi-Tasking and Work Overload

Distractions One of the biggest sources of distraction in the workplace today is technology. Phones, tablets, laptops, messages, emails all have the capability to cause even the smallest disruption. More often than not when running meetings and workshops I have to remind people about these distractions. There are a couple of basic rules that I […]

The Project Mindset

The Project Mindset I have been thinking about this topic for many years. Is the Project Mindset real? Is there a culture or a set of habits or behaviours that can define the Project Mindset? What makes some people more suited to projects than others? What are the traits to look for when selecting a […]