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Which projects are priority projects?

One of the many complaints that I receive is that there are too many projects going on at any one time. If I do not get the complaint directly, I can see that some people are engaged in 4 or 5 projects and are struggling to deliver. A post earlier this year suggested that a company had identified the capacity … Read More >

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This Week’s BIG Question

When did you last formally review a finished project? (Or hold end of stage reviews?) I have often asked this question when I work with different groups on project management training courses – and the embarrassing silence shows few, if any, have been involved in post project reviews. What is the purpose of this review? To see what you can … Read More >

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Have you ever thought about templating your project?

OK, what do I mean? Consider this; there are many pieces of work (projects) that are repeated by you or by others in your company. How about producing a simple record of the project so the next time it can save you time? This is not as daft as it sounds! I have had many people who come along to … Read More >

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Where we make most money and project management change control

It was the final afternoon of the project management course and one of the participants had everyone listening. She was new to the company and said a number of very important things:   she was the only one in the family who did not go into the family business – a building company the family company made a significant amount … Read More >

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This week’s BIG question

Is this business case flawed? I was delighted to hear the question! The project looked as though it would improve delivery of a service. The computer system was ordered and training was built into the business case. In all, it looked like the software would speed up delivery. The person asking the questojn about the business case asked; how much … Read More >

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51 and 3 – two key numbers in project communications

I recently introduced a new exercise into my project management courses. The reason; I was concerned, very concerned about project management communications. An analysis by Project Agency showed that just over 68% of people (of approximately 1400 people surveyed) feel project communications are poor or very poor. The exercise is in three parts: Part 1: I get people into small … Read More >

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