So, what are we delivering?

I was stumped when I had a group of 7 people – all from the same team, asked the above question. The request to work with this group came from their manager. He told me that the team had a project to work on and needed to develop their project management skills. What does this project look like? During the … Read More >

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These business benefits do not stack up

Project Manager (PM): I have had a look at this project we talked about last week and I wanted to take about 10 minutes discussing it with you. Project Sponsor (PS): What’s to discuss? I thought it was all going OK. PM: Well, I’m not sure that there is a project to work on. Let me explain. PS: Yes, you … Read More >

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What paperwork do you use in projects?

This is a question I frequently ask of people who attend our courses or in one to one discussions. The answers are interesting: • we have a file but little goes into it • we have some templates however I am not sure where they go to once we complete them • yes, I have seen a PID (project initiation … Read More >

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There are simply too many projects in companies today!

During a recent workshop with project sponsors  I got the group to identify what projects underway in the business. They stopped at 40 projects (they could have kept going) as they were rather staggered by the overall size of the portfolio. Another client identified a staggering number of projects (over 100) and with some judicial cutting soon got the number … Read More >

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Auditing your projects to deliver success

How long will your project take to deliver? Longer than 6 months; a year? Maybe longer. How much will it cost? £5000 or £50,000 or maybe more. It is always interesting to hear people on our project management courses talk about their projects I get them to talk about the likelihood of their projects being delivered on time and against … Read More >

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Will the grand prix go ahead? Another failure of project governance?

Another week, another major sports project is in doubt! Go here to check out last weeks problems! This time it is the Korean Grand Prix due to be held on 24 October. Formula 1 Chief, Bernie Ecclestone has expressed doubts over whether the Korean Grand Prix will go ahead saying: “It’s not good. It should have been inspected six weeks … Read More >

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