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So why, "Sir Ganttalot®"? Well, as I explained it one day when one of my team members came into my office and found me (apparently) having a quiet nap, amazingly I had been sitting there working on a project schedule when all of a sudden a blue ball of lighting came through the wall and nudged into me. Then, FLASH, some sort of time anomaly threw me back into the ancient kingdom of Wessex in the year 597! To survive, I found a job managing a castle construction project for King Calderwulf III. Naturally, the project was completed on time, within budget, and with all ramparts intact and fully functional. The King was delighted and dubbed me “Sir Ganttalot” on the spot! Then WHAM, the next thing I knew was back in the office, with my team member talking to me! What a strange story? Is it true? Well, you'll need more than Project Management skills to know for sure, so just humor me for now….
To find out more about my consulting company, Westall Murray International, and its services and offerings, please visit WestallMurray.com My Sir Ganttalot® videos can be found on YouTube, and my recent booklet about my Rapid Rollout Methodology for Project Risk Management is available on Amazon and via Lulu.com