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Remote Project Management: Does it work?

Remote project management is not new, but does it work? I have been remotely managing projects on behalf of my overseas clients for over 10 years. However, the last 2 years have placed additional pressures on all of us, so in this post I am going to describe Solitaire Consulting’s experiences and lessons learnt. The […]

Stakeholder Management using the Power Interest Matrix

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Stakeholder Management is one of the core skills that every Project Manager or Change Manager needs to master. However, in my experience it is something that is often done badly or even ignored completely. In this blog, I will present the Power Interest Matrix as one of the tools I use to help manage project […]

Technology tips to help manage your remote working teams

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Over the last couple of weeks nearly all of us have adapted our ways of working. I’m not going to pretend to know exactly what to do right now or have all the answers. Any one who does is either lying or deluded! What we can do is apply the lessons of what worked in […]

The impact of the Coronavirus crisis on Meaning and Purpose

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Written by Tim Rogers, Associate Consultant Solitaire Consulting Ltd We are very often defined by what we do. We do not say he or she does accountancy we say they are an accountant. We even define ourselves by what we do. We would not say I do triathlon, but we might say I am a […]

Training staff to spot the signs of phishing attacks – by Daryl Flack, BLOCKPHISH

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Creating awareness among employees about the damage a successful phishing attack can cause, is the key to an organisation’s cyber resilience.  This article is by Daryl Flack, Co-Founder and CIO of BLOCKPHISH. BLOCKPHISH are specialists in cyber security and partners of Solitaire Consulting. Phishing emails remain a primary weapon of the cyber-attacker, whose techniques are […]

End of year message

2016 has been another successful year at Solitaire Consulting and has also marked my 10th year in business.  I’ve had the privilege of working with some fantastic people and carried out some really interesting projects for a variety of different clients. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone I have worked with for providing me […]

Is Your Business Ready for the New Professional?

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Change is happening within our businesses.  We know it has been going on for some time, but it can be difficult to pin down. Technology is always changing but this time it is different.  Professionals are getting fed up with some of the tools and processes being made available to them.  Instead of complaining they […]

NEWS: Launch of PragmaticChange

I am pleased to announce news of a new venture I have co-founded, called PragmaticChange. PragmaticChange is a collaboration of independent and established consulting professionals across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands.  We are currently eight members, but are looking to grow over the coming months. We believe that by working together to combine our talents and […]

The Importance of Communication During Change

I have written before about communication (click here), where I stated the importance of adapting your message to suit your audience, i.e. communicating the right message, to the right people, at the right time. In this post I am focusing on the effectiveness of your communication and providing some techniques for improvement. How we listen […]