Think Backward, Conquer Forward: The Power of Backcasting

February 21, 2024 4 Min Read

Are you feeling overwhelmed by looming tasks and unclear goals? Project and task management often throw information at you, losing you in a sea of details. But what if you could approach projects differently, starting with a clear vision and working backwards to the specific actions needed? Enter the Natural Planning Model, a powerful approach that taps into your brain’s natural way of tackling challenges. Shifting the Paradigm: Traditional project…

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The Eisenhower Method

April 24, 2023 5 Min Read

The Eisenhower Method, also known as the Eisenhower Matrix, is a popular productivity method that helps individuals prioritise their tasks based on their level of importance and urgency. Named after former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, known for his ability to manage his time. Plans are nothing; planning is everything US President Dwight D. Eisenhower What is The Eisenhower Method? He recognised some tasks are more important than others, and…

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David Allen at Google Campus

October 13, 2014 1 Min Read

After an invite from Next Action Associates to come to Google Campus and listen to David Allan talk about GTD. As always the brief talk brought about some thought provoking insights and humour that you come to expect from David Allen. The question section as always came round to discussing email and the other inputs that as knowledge workers need to make decisions on every day, with the resounding advice…

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Alex Osterwalder the Business Model Alchemist

June 5, 2012 0 Min Read

I have been a fan of Alex Osterwalder since reading his business model alchemist blog, having used the Business Model Canvas in several projects and most recently as a tool in Claimbase it has great merit. Its worth watching this video to get an understanding of Alex Osterwalder thinking and see if it fits with your current process and tool kit.

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Conversations with Accidental PMs – Goals and Objectives

November 8, 2011 3 Min Read

Over the past week many of the conversations have been with accidental project managers who are struggling with projects. Mainly as a result of them accepting projects that are focused on achieving organisational goals. In most cases doomed for failure as there are either far to many objectives or far to few that are badly defined. Without getting the the original project/projects defined in the beginning the accidental/new PM has…

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