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Lynda Bourne

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Lynda is Director of Training with Mosaic Project Services focusing on the delivery of CAPM, PMP, Stakeholder Circle® and other project related workshops, training and mentoring services. She is also the CEO of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd. She was the first student to gain a Doctorate in Project Management from the RMIT University and has extensive experience as a Senior Project Manager and Project Director specialising in delivery of IT and other business-related projects within the telecomms sector.

Team harmony

Ensuring your team operates as a harmonious unit is a key to project success, particularly if you are managing a diverse virtual team.  The...

Not knowing is no longer an option

A number of recent examples from the corporate arena illustrate that being oblivious to unethical or illegal behaviour happening within an organization is not...

Data to Wisdom – Creating and Managing Knowledge

PMI is placing an increased emphasis on the effective management of knowledge in the 6th Edition of the PMBOK (to be published in Sept....

Are you a decisive or a divisive decision maker??

Every manager and leader has to make decisions – good ones make the right decisions most of the time.  However, the way decisions are...

How to influence others

A while ago I posted on influencing without authority, that post looked at building credibility and ‘currency’ to trade for the support and help...

Sustainable project management

Project management association members and credential holders have an obligation act sustainably.  For example, PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (2.2.1) asks us...

Make Your Steering Committee Effective

Far too many sponsors, executives and project managers waste far too much time in ineffective steering committee meetings or ‘project/program control board’ meetings (both...

Professional project management (Part 2)

In the first part of this two-part series, I looked at the diverse nature of ‘a project’ across different organisations and as a consequence,...

Professional project management (Part 1)

The project management associations worldwide are at the forefront of the push to have project management recognised as a profession, but what does professional...

Rewarding your team

In The Power of Happiness, I suggested a ‘happy team’ was more likely to be an outcome of a motivated team, than something you...

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