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Can you help us please?

• The contract for the book is signed. • The fingers are dancing across the keyboard. • The grey cells are working overtime. Maybe you can help. How? The book is called Strategies for Project Sponsorship and is being co-written with Vicki James and Peter Taylor. We are conducting some research into project sponsorship. The research falls into 2 areas: … Read More >

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My staff need training but I can’t spare them from work…

By Alison Smith, Project Agency This is a cry that is commonly heard in organisations that people need training to be more effective in projects, but they are held back by day to day workload pressures. How can they be released for 1 – 2 days training when there are deadlines to be met? The real question is how can … Read More >

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The effect of project and portfolio management on share price

Another day, another report! But, it’s not simply the same failure/success report. This one focuses on the impact of successful project and portfolio management (PPM) on a companies share price.  Stock Shock, is written by Phil Thornton of Clarity Economics for the EPPM Board (sponsored by Oracle). Thornton points out in his introduction that a survey by the Economic Development … Read More >

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It's mine, it's mine!

Who ‘owns’ project management in your company?

Ownership: Ensures that project management is used as an effective tool in the business ‘Encourages’ others in the company to use it on major projects Helps to create and build a project management structure for the business that ensures effectiveness of deliver e.g. a project office Ensures that project boards operate effectively Ensures that projects are aligned with the overall … Read More >

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How effective are your Project Boards

The room was booked, food and coffees organised, people invited and agenda and minutes distributed. But, what’s it all for and more importantly, was it worth it? There were 10 people on the Project Board and Departmental substitutes regularly came along and took more or less the whole meeting to get up to speed. The same 10 people rarely attended. … Read More >

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Leadership development + project management training = real difference

The weather at Heathrow airport was awful and for the first time ever, I felt dizzy on an aeroplane; and it was on the ground. When I looked at the wings, I understood why I felt so ill. The wind was moving the body of the plane and you could see the wings going up and down. As soon as … Read More >

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