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How are projects approved in your company?

I travel a lot and see many companies trying and deliver major changes through project and programme management. There are sometimes problems with this: there are often too many projects on the go within the business with resources thinly stretched not all of the project link to the overall company strategy ( PMI have reported that effective strategy implementation is … Read More >

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Are your project management success rates improving?

The latest PMI Pulse of the Profession Report said: “We are encouraged to see in this year’s Pulse of the Profession® that organizations are making progress—significant progress—as they are experiencing more success with implementing strategic initiatives. For the first time in the last five years of this research, we see that more projects are meeting original goals and being completed … Read More >

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What’s missing from your projects?

I was filing away action plans from a recent project management course and noticed the wording from one person who answered; stakeholder management is missing. He explained to the group that there are often issues in the ‘people aspects’ of project. He said this could be dealt with by undertaking a detailed stakeholder analysis and then putting into play some … Read More >

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Are we all on the same page?

  On project management courses I use the 5 principles of project management so ably developed by Glen Alleman*. He has written extensively about them and for those who have not seen his writing he suggests that there are some principles, processes and practices to increase the probability of project management success. These are: I speak about these principles on … Read More >

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Do you know, really know….?

The project manager had no view at all of his performance and no development needs were discussed. How do I know? He told me that he had not had the usual performance management review nor sat with anyone to produce a personal development plan. He was unsure about his future….. I suggested he needs to put himself into the driving … Read More >

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Who does what, when and how…?

The atmosphere in the room was tense so I decided to intervene and summarised as follows: this group is a mix of project managers and project sponsors this sponsor workshop is focusing on clarifying roles – role of the project manager and role of the project sponsor alongside steering groups (project boards) it seems that roles are not at all clear … Read More >

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