Robin Hornby PMP is President of Tempest Management in Calgary. Robin’s career began in the UK as a systems engineer. He moved to Canada in 1977, and worked in the telecommunications sector before embarking on a 30-year project and delivery management career in the IT professional services business. Robin set up his consulting company in 1997, taught at Mount Royal University for ten years, and is the author of three books. He is a long-time member of PMI, has presented frequently at PMI symposia, ProjectWorld, and at client conferences.
Robin now writes, consults, and conducts seminars that focus on aspects of project management he believes are neglected – commercial practice, project business management, and PM leadership to achieve project quality.
This 5-minute read provides guidance when the project manager is under pressure to quickly assess, judge, and decide. This is leadership-focused project management, second of a three-part discussion on the Basic Rules of Project Management.
This is a 4-minute read, first of a three-part discussion on the Basic Rules of Project Management. You might be surprised that a management activity has rules, but they have been discovered; and I am not just parroting clichés like ‘make a plan’. They cover action, judgment and alignment.
In this 6-minute read, Robin presents a top-down view of the poorly-recognized differences commercial ‘for-profit’ projects impose on project management; the implication is an increasingly urgent need for new standards, skills, techniques and methods.