Project Management Comment Causes a Stir on Twitter

When you write something it can really come back to bite you. Such was the case on Friday when I wrote a quick Tweet (I think that is what they are called) and dashed out from my office. Imagine my surprise when I looked on Twitter over the weekend and saw some comments on my Tweet which clearly had caused … Read More >

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It’s people who count in projects

What are the 3 key project management problems you face? That was a question I posed on a recent project management training course. I asked the group to put each answer on to a post it note and theses were put on to a flip chart to examine. It is interesting that of the 27 post it notes 14 of … Read More >

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The Perils of Project Multitasking

I wrote about multitasking in my blog in late March (see here and here)  this year. There have been a number of further posts from other Bloggers on this topic and the latest from Josh Nankivel is worth a read.Josh suggests; “As project managers, I feel it’s our duty to protect our staff from bad multi tasking.” His blog is … Read More >

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Projects at NIL cost!

Do you have a budget for your project? This may seem a strange question however anecdotal evidence (and it is strong) from people who come along to our project management training courses have to deliver their project ‘at nil cost’. When they query with senior management what the budget for the project is they are told quite clearly that there … Read More >

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Vote on project success…or project failure

My thanks to Lee Fischman who has suggested in his words:  “I’ve decided a grass roots effort might be interesting counterpoint to the Standish report. I created a single-question survey here:” http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=oOq7Hzgz6BCYZfgZoNC72w_3d_3d And will be posting results here: http://swprojectsurvey.blogspot.com/ Do contribute to the debate amd thanks again Lee for this.

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Project managers plan for failure rather than success

The above words came from a British Computer Society report recently published by Dr John McManus and Dr Trevor Wood-Harper. It comes hot on the heals of the Gartner Report which I mentioned in a blog last week. The report examines 214 projects covering 1998 – 2005 with just over 40% of the project value being €10m-20m. The research highlights … Read More >

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