Ron Rosenhead has many years of experience of project and programme management. He is Chief Executive of Project Agency, set up in 1995, wherein he works in organisations:
- demystifying project management with professionals at all levels
- developing core skills – of Project Managers, their teams and Project Sponsors
- providing guidelines and protocols for staff to follow
- helping those involved in the project management process to recognise the need to further develop their “people skills” as well as their project management skills.
An acclaimed professional speaker and strategist with project management issues, Ron started his self-titled blog in 2007. He offers a new post each week.
“My role with the blog is to help support companies to develop. I see blogging as a continuation of this process,” he told us.
It’s not necessarily his expertise that he uses as a summation of his blog: its one particular piece of feedback he’s received.
“I have been described as the challenging blogger,” Ron says. “When I asked what this meant the comment came back: ‘You present information that is logical but challenging; challenging by asking the reader rhetorical questions that are designed to make them think.’”
Ron is motivated to post on the blog as a chance to share his experience, provide information, and eliminate mistakes too common within the profession.
“I am also motivated to post as I like writing and asking questions.”
He added his audience is restricted to “anyone! From the inexperienced project manager or the person just starting off in project management through to senior execs who are involved in projects.”
Ron started his career as an internal trainer and got involved in projects through the massive amount of change going on in the organisation.
“My life changed when a senior manager said, ‘Have you got a minute? I’ve got this big bit of work to do and have no idea how to do it,’” he recalls. “I ran some initial workshops and that was my introduction to project management. (Since then) I have successfully delivered projects and trained many many thousands of people to deliver projects. My focus is on practical project management – people are looking for pragmatism – which is what I deliver.”
The most widely read post at Ron Rosenhead deals with handover:
His favourites include these three:
- Project management comment causes quite a stir
- Its like pushing a stone up a hill
- Can I please check you are my project sponsor?
Recently, Ron introduced a new weekly feature to the blog called “This Week’s BIG Question”.
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