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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So, as my project sponsor….

Project Manager: Can I just check, are you the project sponsor for this project? Project Sponsor: Yes, I thought you knew that PM: Well, I thought it was the case however, no one has formally told me. I am putting together various documents for this project and it is obvious that this will take me quite a while. I want … Read More >

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The death of a project…..

At what point do you stop a project? That was the question posed on a recent 2 day project management event we ran for a client. It’s a great question and one which the group pondered over for a while. They came up with an interesting list, some of which are shown below. They may not be specific to your … Read More >

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