I love it when a (project) plan comes together

I went out with my wife for dinner at a local restaurant. We went with some long standing friends for a quiet and relaxed evening. The service was really poor. My meal arrived first and our friends arrived around 3 minutes after mine and despite many requests from us all, my wife’s meal eventually arrived around 10 minutes later. Our … Read More >

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When the project manager HAS to say no!

He came in late, approximately 30 minutes late. By this time we were almost at the end of the introductions. I suggested he relax, grab a coffee and then he could tell us a little bit about himself and what he wanted to get from this two day project management training course. He relaxed and then introduced himself apologising for … Read More >

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Do you have a project office? You need a project office!!!

I have worked with many people who manage a project office. These are people who I describe as being at the hub or centre of project management within a business. They really keep their finger on the pulse and I feel are a key to ensuring projects deliver on time, on budget and with the right results. I’m not the … Read More >

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“Senior managers need to get deeply involved in project management”

Mark Morgan  written a book called Executing Your Strategy. I have not read the book however I like the information on the Internet I came across: One of Mark’s key messages is “There is simply no way for senior management to accomplish a strategic transformation without getting deeply engaged in project management, the organizational systems that surround it, and the … Read More >

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Project management detail; the curse of the project manager?

The project plan lacked any detail. It was too high level and there was only a small percentage chance that this project would be delivered on time, to budget and with the right results. This is a real live example of something I came across recently and unfortunately, I find that this is all too common with project plans; lack … Read More >

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Project Governance – how does your organisation match up?

Rarely a day goes by when I am not talking about or encouraging clients and potential clients to think long and hard about project governance. I guess the first thing to say is what do I mean by this term? I did some searching on the internet and there are an amazing number of definitions. I settled for one I … Read More >

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