Project management teams – how are yours “selected”

How effective is your project team? Are they a team or are they a representative of a part of your business? We receive mixed feedback from people about the teams engaged in delivering projects. We see little time spent on putting the right team together to manage and deliver a project. Contrast this with the recruitment of a person in … Read More >

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Performance management – but does it measure project management?

I spoke to a prospective client recently. He was suggesting that they had the most up to date and effective performance management system. Now I did not want to put myself forward as a performance management expert to him (and to you!) so I asked him what it measured. He rattled off various headings that this on line system covered. … Read More >

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A key strategic project – but how well is it resourced

“This is a key strategic project which is not being delivered, Ron.” “You are the sponsor so do you know why it is not being delivered?” I asked him. “I think the project team are not up to the mark.” “That is a strong statement,” I said. “I believe you selected them. What makes you say that?” “Yes, I did … Read More >

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Good time management is essential for project managers…

‘The bad news is that time flies. The good news is – you’re the pilot’. Michael Altshuler Project Manager Alan Fudge* had a reputation and was known throughout the organisation – for all the wrong reasons! ‘Ron,’ he confided, handing me a glass of red wine ‘the problem is I cannot settle down. I seem to flit from project to … Read More >

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Project management – what a challenge!!

It is that time of the year again when you can go along to PROJECT CHALLENGE. This is a free exhibition and has a wide range of seminars by leading people. This year there are 3 free strands;   seminar presentations   process performance zone   solutions presentations Why not go along on 24/25 September to Olympia? You will need … Read More >

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So, where’s your project sponsor and how good a job do they do?

I spoke recently at a meeting in Manchester. There were two other speakers at this event and one of them told the following story: A well known organisation wanted to be world class in their projects and programme management. They looked at the overall strategy and there were 6 key organisational projects. The problem from the speaker’s perspective was that … Read More >

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