It’s a great project that will really make a difference but it’s not going well

On New-Years Eve I went for a walk and I met my dentist. He looked most undentist like, wearing a couple of day’s growth of beard and carrying a lot of bags. He explained that he was putting in a new PC system and new telephone system. He was closed for dental work. He looked worried and he explained that … Read More >

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The most valuable project management template is…..

What a question….! I asked myself this over the Christmas and New Years holidays. I was reviewing a booklet we have produced. The booklet contains a series of project management templates (free to download if you wish. Simply click here) The reason I was checking them was because of a comment made by a person on one of our project … Read More >

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Missed project activity – no wonder it was late

Jane, my daughter, and her boy – friend Rob said they would cook. Great! It was just after Christmas and we were all relaxed at home. The opportunity was too good to be missed.   As I sat and read I kept hearing the front door open and close. Every now and again either Rob or Jane would stick their … Read More >

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Seasonal greetings with this amusing project!!

Yes, occasionally I come across an amusing project. Not many I can tell you!! Why not read a true but yet amusing story by Barry Shore? I hope it brings a smile to your face. Thank you for reading in 2008 and may all your projects be delivered on time, to budget and with the right results. See you in … Read More >

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The project was delivered – the client put it down to great questions.

At the post project review, the end client expressed delight and satisfaction that the project had been delivered on time, to budget and with the right results. He took the floor and after speaking for a couple of minutes expressed some concerns over the amount of time the project manager spent identifying the ultimate outcomes. He said it took:  … Read More >

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“One of the worst cases of project management seen by this committee”.

The UK press were full of a report this week by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which audits government projects and spending. It accused the Department of Transport (DOT) of suggesting its shared services system would cost taxpayers £81 million rather than saving £57 million! The report makes dreadful reading. Here are some snippets: • There are 3 ways in … Read More >

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