It’s people who deliver projects – conference!!

I have always said that it is people who deliver projects. Processes, systems certainly help however, at the end of the day it is you and me and our colleagues that deliver those tricky change projects. I am delighted to say that The People Special Interest Group – a sub group of Association for Project management are holding a conference. … Read More >

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Project communications – MUCH more effort needed

One area that always seems to raise its head in any company we work in is communications. It really gets people’s emotions going. In project management training course participants openly speak about how poor communications are within their company projects – something of an irony? Figures collected by my company Project Agency show that 69% of people questioned feel that … Read More >

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Project failure – do we ever learn?

Along with 150 other people I attended the British Computer Society Lovelace lecture in central London. The lecture given by Maurice Perks an IBM Fellow was entitled “The sins of IT projects and why they can.” The 8 sins he identified are: 1. The Challenge of Scale 2. Middleware or Fiddleware? 3. Method or Madness? 4. Where are we? 5. … Read More >

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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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