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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.

Rhetoric can backfire

One of the more interesting communication backfires of the last few weeks has been the widespread reaction to the Australian government's chief business adviser,...

Stakeholder Management from the perspective of Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War nearly 2500 years ago; his ideas have been widely translated and are regularly used as a guide...

Perspectives on time!

Have you ever wondered why some people are always late for meetings or why some people get upset when you are late but others...

The three types of stakeholder communication

I touched on the subject of the fundamentally different types of communication needed to create a successful project outcome in a post earlier this...

The power of Happiness

Everyone talks about motivation, work-life balance and developing a productive team, only a few realise the importance of ‘happiness’ within this equation. This post...

What you measure is what you get!

Communication occurs at many levels and the result of any one communication is based on what the receiver perceives as important. Asking questions can...

What is the value of value?

The PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition recognizes the importance of organizations realizing value from their investment in a project. But what exactly is ‘value’?  The...

Know when to lose

“Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit, and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in” (Aesop 620...

Dealing with difficult people

Your ability to successfully contribute to a project team depends a lot on your ability to relate effectively to people. Managing relationships is the...

Managing Stakeholder Attitudes

This post will look at the various dimensions of a stakeholders ‘attitude’ towards you and your project and how these will influence the project’s...

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