Using project management as a change agent!!

“If you look around any organisation you will see their strategy is divided into a series of projects….” I wrote that in 1999!! It was true then and is certainly true today. But, what does this mean for companies today?  It means the strategy of the business needs breaking down into projects, portfolios or programmes.  All active projects should have … Read More >

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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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