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Meaningful Program management

Are you looking to get a head start on a cross-cultural program? Do you need to get a handle on that great idea for a project or exhibition including the finances? MK5060 loves to share knowledge and experience and happily thinks along with what best serves your needs and to make optimum use of the talents of your staff. Perhaps these tailor made products can help you.

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Chair{wo}manless meetings

Are you looking to have that milestone meeting but no external chair{wo}man? Or in need of effective ways of working that help you reach your goal? MK5060 loves to share knowledge and experience and happily thinks along with what best serves your needs and to make optimum use of the talents of your staff. Perhaps these tailor made products can help you.

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Truly Great Conferences

Do you need to kick start your conference? Are you looking for a tool structure teamwork for a conference? After years or organising an annual conference, is it now time to record the know-how gathered? In need of a conference protocol because you have VIPs attending? MK5060 loves to share knowledge and experience and happily thinks along with what best serves your needs and to make optimum use of the talents of your staff. Perhaps these tailor made products can help you.

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PROGRAM BRIEF

Why: in complex programmes a clear overview of the key features of the programme helps the parties involved and you as a program manager to keep a clear view of the what, how, why, with whom and what fore of the program. In my experience a program brief has helped many programs to not only progress but to really catch the wind beneath the program wings!

What: a program brief is short document consisting of maximum 4 pages that briefly outlines the program, its key facts & figures, goal and resources;

For whom: used by program management and project teams as a point of reference throughout the life cycle of the program.

 

PROJECTS SCENARIO’S

Why: good ideas deserve a thorough reality check. Thinking and budgeting it through in a couple of scenario’s gives any Board a handle on how good ideas can be made to blossom (or should be postponed for a while);

What: based on one or two sessions I organise and chair I will draft a document outlining the main characteristics including the risks of the project and two, three or four scenario’s accompanied by a realistic budget for each scenario;

For whom: the scenario’s are usually developed in close cooperation with the project or program team and are used by Boards for decision making.

 

CHEAT SHEETS

Why: well…we all can use a cheat sheet to remind us of some important tips & tricks!

What: quick, easy and practical tips and insights to support you in running the program effectively;

For whom: for use by you as a program manager and/or for your program team members. Individual cheat sheets can be made, the overall result is that the program runs smoothly. True to form cheat sheets can be used in secret or – since we are no longer in school: why not openly cheat together?

Cheat sheets are based on your specific situation combined with the knowledge and expertise of MK5060. This means that cheat sheets can be made for:

  • Meaningful and effective program management
  • Productive project management
  • Effective cross cultural communication
  • Cooperative cross sectorial management
  • Ethical questions
  • (gender) diversity checks

 

“20 QUESTIONS”

Why: quite often you get so involved in writing that programme or complex project and merging all the ideas and interest, that you end up with a plan that succeeds in catering for all needs and wishes. But that lacks coherence and/or misses some obvious questions.

What: a quick scan analysis of your proposal resulting in a list with questions inviting further explication or reflecting. Down to earth and practical.

For whom: for that busy programme manager who needs an external sparring partner or additional brain to stay on track.

Strategy meeting Steer

Why: because what you need are the key questions to set up that milestone meeting with your people and you don’t quite need an external chair{wo}man;

What: the Strategy meeting Steer is short working document that gives you the key questions to answer so that you an have the milestone day with milestone results!

For whom: for the (project) manager who envisages a structured, fun milestone meeting without an external chair{wo}man.

 

Working Wisdom in a Bottle

Why: a change of scenery gives new relevance. Simple as that. But how do you find that new scenery when it comes to meetings? No round table but….yep, but what? What will work for your goal? And how do you organise and chair that? That is exactly the question that Working Wisdom in a Bottle addresses.

What: Working Wisdom in a Bottle is the working title either for a document that can indeed come packaged in a bottle should you wish so, but it can also be set of A4s or even two or three (Skype) calls to find the right way of working for your meeting(s). Whatever suits you best!

For whom: for the (project) manager who envisages a structured, fun milestone meeting with effective working formats that help you reach your goals.

 CONFERENCE BRIEF

Why: to clarify the key features of a conference, which helps the parties involved to get a clear view and understanding of the what, how, why, with whom and what fore of the conference including possible parts of the conference programme that may help to achieve the goal. In my experience a conference brief has helped many organizations to really catch the wind beneath the conference wings or to understand that a conference was not the right means to the envisaged end!

What: a conference brief is short document that briefly outlines the key ingredients for the (intended) conference;

For whom: for the conference initiator

 

CONFERENCE ROADMAP

Why: because you need have a clear view of the staff planning, IT needs, technical cues, special moments and other matters during the conference.

What: a roadmap can be made for the preparations of your conference outlining the main milestones, resources and results in a timeline and/or a roadmap can be made for the conference day(s) to ensure you have a thorough run through of the days and all staff involved know what to do.

NB.: a conference roadmap is usually accompanied by at least one meeting with the conference team to ensure a clear understanding on all parts.

For whom: the conference manager and the conference team

 

CONFERENCE MANUAL

Why: because after quite some years of organising the same e.g. (bi)annual conference, it makes for better conferences and more efficient conference organising when you explicate the basic processes and implicit knowledge. Putting the basics in a handy overview allows you to focus on the innovations in the conference programme!

What: a manual can be digital or printed, and outlines the main organisational processes in a logical order including a description of how, what, by whom, for whom, with which results, when and with which budget parts of the conference are organised. Also suggestions for innovations and practical learnings from conferences past can be included.

For whom: the conference organising party or parties

 

CONFERENCE PROTOCOL

Why: VIPs are usually the incentive for a conference protocol, because there are formal regulations for greeting and seating. But a conference protocol also comes in very handy when you e.g. have a prize to award, a conference dinner to host or a complex array of speakers and guests on the stage at some point in time. A conference protocol simply allows you to have a clear view beforehand of what to do with whom and what order to use. Then you can organise these matters accordingly guaranteeing a smooth running conference. Remember: a good protocol is there to help you, not be overly formal or rigid. It is a means to an end!

What: a brief document that can be accompanied by a concise training if needed for the professionals involved.

For whom: the professionals involved in the protocol matters at hand including the day chair.

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Meaningful Program management

Are you looking to get a head start on a cross-cultural program? Do you need to get a handle on that great idea for a project or exhibition including the finances? MK5060 loves to share knowledge and experience and happily thinks along with what best serves your needs and to make optimum use of the talents of your staff. Perhaps these tailor made products can help you.

Read more

PROGRAM BRIEF

Why: in complex programmes a clear overview of the key features of the programme helps the parties involved and you as a program manager to keep a clear view of the what, how, why, with whom and what fore of the program. In my experience a program brief has helped many programs to not only progress but to really catch the wind beneath the program wings!

What: a program brief is short document consisting of maximum 4 pages that briefly outlines the program, its key facts & figures, goal and resources;

For whom: used by program management and project teams as a point of reference throughout the life cycle of the program.

 

PROJECTS SCENARIO’S

Why: good ideas deserve a thorough reality check. Thinking and budgeting it through in a couple of scenario’s gives any Board a handle on how good ideas can be made to blossom (or should be postponed for a while);

What: based on one or two sessions I organise and chair I will draft a document outlining the main characteristics including the risks of the project and two, three or four scenario’s accompanied by a realistic budget for each scenario;

For whom: the scenario’s are usually developed in close cooperation with the project or program team and are used by Boards for decision making.

 

CHEAT SHEETS

Why: well…we all can use a cheat sheet to remind us of some important tips & tricks!

What: quick, easy and practical tips and insights to support you in running the program effectively;

For whom: for use by you as a program manager and/or for your program team members. Individual cheat sheets can be made, the overall result is that the program runs smoothly. True to form cheat sheets can be used in secret or – since we are no longer in school: why not openly cheat together?

Cheat sheets are based on your specific situation combined with the knowledge and expertise of MK5060. This means that cheat sheets can be made for:

  • Meaningful and effective program management
  • Productive project management
  • Effective cross cultural communication
  • Cooperative cross sectorial management
  • Ethical questions
  • (gender) diversity checks

 

“20 QUESTIONS”

Why: quite often you get so involved in writing that programme or complex project and merging all the ideas and interest, that you end up with a plan that succeeds in catering for all needs and wishes. But that lacks coherence and/or misses some obvious questions.

What: a quick scan analysis of your proposal resulting in a list with questions inviting further explication or reflecting. Down to earth and practical.

For whom: for that busy programme manager who needs an external sparring partner or additional brain to stay on track.

Chairwoman pic

Products supporting

Truly Great Conferences

Do you need to kick start your conference? Are you looking for a tool structure teamwork for a conference? After years or organising an annual conference, is it now time to record the know-how gathered? In need of a conference protocol because you have VIPs attending? MK5060 loves to share knowledge and experience and happily thinks along with what best serves your needs and to make optimum use of the talents of your staff. Perhaps these tailor made products can help you.

Read more

Strategy meeting Steer

Why: because what you need are the key questions to set up that milestone meeting with your people and you don’t quite need an external chair{wo}man;

What: the Strategy meeting Steer is short working document that gives you the key questions to answer so that you an have the milestone day with milestone results!

For whom: for the (project) manager who envisages a structured, fun milestone meeting without an external chair{wo}man.

 

Working Wisdom in a Bottle

Why: a change of scenery gives new relevance. Simple as that. But how do you find that new scenery when it comes to meetings? No round table but….yep, but what? What will work for your goal? And how do you organise and chair that? That is exactly the question that Working Wisdom in a Bottle addresses.

What: Working Wisdom in a Bottle is the working title either for a document that can indeed come packaged in a bottle should you wish so, but it can also be set of A4s or even two or three (Skype) calls to find the right way of working for your meeting(s). Whatever suits you best!

For whom: for the (project) manager who envisages a structured, fun milestone meeting with effective working formats that help you reach your goals.

Conference_management pic

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Chair{wo}manless meetings

Are you looking to have that milestone meeting but no external chair{wo}man? Or in need of effective ways of working that help you reach your goal? MK5060 loves to share knowledge and experience and happily thinks along with what best serves your needs and to make optimum use of the talents of your staff. Perhaps these tailor made products can help you.

Read more

 

CONFERENCE BRIEF

Why: to clarify the key features of a conference, which helps the parties involved to get a clear view and understanding of the what, how, why, with whom and what fore of the conference including possible parts of the conference programme that may help to achieve the goal. In my experience a conference brief has helped many organizations to really catch the wind beneath the conference wings or to understand that a conference was not the right means to the envisaged end!

What: a conference brief is short document that briefly outlines the key ingredients for the (intended) conference;

For whom: for the conference initiator

 

CONFERENCE ROADMAP

Why: because you need have a clear view of the staff planning, IT needs, technical cues, special moments and other matters during the conference.

What: a roadmap can be made for the preparations of your conference outlining the main milestones, resources and results in a timeline and/or a roadmap can be made for the conference day(s) to ensure you have a thorough run through of the days and all staff involved know what to do.

NB.: a conference roadmap is usually accompanied by at least one meeting with the conference team to ensure a clear understanding on all parts.

For whom: the conference manager and the conference team

 

CONFERENCE MANUAL

Why: because after quite some years of organising the same e.g. (bi)annual conference, it makes for better conferences and more efficient conference organising when you explicate the basic processes and implicit knowledge. Putting the basics in a handy overview allows you to focus on the innovations in the conference programme!

What: a manual can be digital or printed, and outlines the main organisational processes in a logical order including a description of how, what, by whom, for whom, with which results, when and with which budget parts of the conference are organised. Also suggestions for innovations and practical learnings from conferences past can be included.

For whom: the conference organising party or parties

 

CONFERENCE PROTOCOL

Why: VIPs are usually the incentive for a conference protocol, because there are formal regulations for greeting and seating. But a conference protocol also comes in very handy when you e.g. have a prize to award, a conference dinner to host or a complex array of speakers and guests on the stage at some point in time. A conference protocol simply allows you to have a clear view beforehand of what to do with whom and what order to use. Then you can organise these matters accordingly guaranteeing a smooth running conference. Remember: a good protocol is there to help you, not be overly formal or rigid. It is a means to an end!

What: a brief document that can be accompanied by a concise training if needed for the professionals involved.

For whom: the professionals involved in the protocol matters at hand including the day chair.