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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.

Using Project Controls for Effect

Describing scheduling, Earned Value and financial management as ‘project controls’ is, I would suggest dangerous!  The steering mechanism on a car is a control...

How to Suffer Successfully

How to Suffer Successfully, is the title of chapter four in Alain de Botton’s first book of philosophy, How Proust Can Change Your Life....

Valuing Project Procedures

I am frequently asked to quantify the value of improving an organisation’s stakeholder management capabilities or how to establish the ROI for a new...

Managing your Sponsor to Create Value – The Benefits of Advising Upwards

The only purpose of undertaking a project or program is to have the deliverables it creates used by the organisation (or customer) to create...

Stakeholder Management or Customer Service?

Customer service is part of stakeholder management that is frequently overlooked.  Most projects develop a list of stakeholder as part of their communication planning...

Stakeholder Management Maturity

Ethical management and corporate governance are about balancing the competing needs of all of the organisations stakeholders, balancing long and short term goals and...

The costs of quality in communication

Quality was defined by Juran as fit for purpose, this elegant definition applies equally to the quality of your management processes and information as...

Controlling or Influencing? The real use of project controls

Describing scheduling, Earned Value and financial management as ‘project controls’ is dangerous! The steering mechanism on a car is a control system, you move...

Change is hard!

The purpose of undertaking a business change activity is to have the new processes used so as to create value! Value can be measured...

Communicating for effect

There is absolutely no point in communicating with someone if you do not want an effect! The effect you are seeking can vary dramatically; you...

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