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Does your company have its own project management house style? *

The project management maturity model suggests that if you have your own project management framework (house style) and it is used then you are at level 3 of a 5 level project management maturity model. In other words: “There will be a consistent set of standards being used across the organisation with clear process ownership.” One of the expressed views … Read More >

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This weeks BIG question.

How realistic are the project benefits? This week I was invited to the South West of England PPM forum (for public sector staff). It was a really interesting day and one comment caught my attention. One local council has created a BENEFITS MANAGEMENT Board. The Board meets with project executives (sponsors or Senior Responsible Owners) to assess the real benefits … Read More >

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Three and a half hours to get a new phone - customer VERY unhappy

How happy are your project stakeholders?

I couldn’t believe it, nor could my wife. It took three and a half hours to change our mobile phones. Even the shop manager was surprised. We left the shop feeling exhausted and disappointed. “End result fouled up by the process” was how my wife expressed it! In the drive home I wondered how many project stakeholders feel the same … Read More >

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Briefing project managers is a skill – who’s trained for it?

“This is a long; much longer than a briefing note I would normally get from my manager or sponsor.” These are words spoken by someone on a project management course and words I have heard before. What was being referred to was a case study, 315 words long and took up less than a page of paper. The person went … Read More >

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This weeks BIG question

What’ the priority of this project? This week, on a project management training  course one person said and several more agreed that there was no systematic method for having clear project priorities. The sheer number of projects in companies means there is a need for a clear prioritisation process. We see too many project managers who are floundering with the … Read More >

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Did you carry out your risk assessment Ron?

OK, I got it wrong!! I admit it to you and I admitted it to the group. It just shows you that you have to be alert during projects 100% of the time. If not the impact….?? Let me set the scene. • A full project management training course • Lots of activities • Lots of flipcharts • A really … Read More >

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