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Hello!

It's July already - where has the year gone? The major event this month in the project management world was the judicial review of the APM's application for Chartered status. The judgement came down on the side of APM, and the challenges that were brought by PMI were dismissed. You can read more about the case here - it really is a very interesting time for UK project managers and I'm waiting to see where each professional body goes now.

This newsletter includes a great coaching offer, and some other articles you might have missed about the Gartner PPM Summit, so read on...

Would you like me to coach you?

I've been informally mentoring and coaching project managers for some years now, and I’d like to be able to offer that to more people. So I'm launching a coaching programme – and you are the first to hear about it.

The first thing I’m offering is personal e-coaching. I will be your online coach and you’ll get all your project-related questions answered on a daily basis. Let me tell you more.

How it works

E-coaching is an easy way for you to get access to support and career resources whenever you need it. You don’t have to be tied to a particular time for a phone call and you don’t have to wait until the next session to get some advice. It’s also affordable and manageable, so if you thought you’d never be able to engage the services of a coach, think again! 

The initial engagement is only for a month. You email me your questions and I’ll send you back my answers. There’s no nonsense, just honest, practical solutions. You put those ideas into practice and by the end of the month you’ll be managing your projects better. 

The basic rules are one question/problem per day, Monday to Thursday. We both get to take Friday, Saturday and Sunday off to recharge and make some action plans for the coming week. If you've got a few things to ask, store them up and email each day.

The emails then form your record of what we've discussed.

Who should do it?

If you are working in project management or would like to work in projects and need some help sorting out some of the daily problems you face, putting together a career plan for your next job, improving project communications, getting to grips with virtual teams or practically any other project-related problem, then you should do it!

We can cover pretty much anything you want but if you aren't self-disciplined enough to continue to email me and action the responses during the month, then you won’t get much out of it. If you stick at it, you’ll get a lot of advice and resources and you’ll be supercharging your projects and career!

Ready to sign up?

One month’s e-coaching costs £299 or $499. It’s totally bespoke to you and brand new, so there isn't a sales page or button to click to buy. Email me at elizabeth@otobosgroup.com. I’ll send you the terms and if you’re happy to go ahead you make the payment via PayPal and we’ll get started! 

I hope to be working with you soon!

Gartner PPM Conference Round Up

I've written up most of my notes from the Gartner PPM Summit that was held last month. Here's what you might have missed:

Project management metrics: What your PMO should be tracking.
Creating a stellar delivery organisation: Getting more done with less.
Managing organisational change: The biggest risk to businesses today.
Panel debate: Microsoft and Planview discuss PPM practices.
Launching Microsoft Project at a university: a case study.
9 factors that create project culture: creating an environment where projects succeed.

Happy reading!

Hoping all is well in your project world,

Elizabeth
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