Project teams blog causes a stir

 Yes, my blog called Project management teams – how are yours “selected” caused a real stir on Linkedin. I had 11 responses from people and here are some of their comments (annotated for easy reading): Chuck suggested using software. He just happened to have the ‘right one’ available. I said: I cannot see any value whatsoever in using software. He … Read More >

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Project management – is it getting worse?

I received an interesting press release this evening. I have copied all of it below: The Standish Group’s just-released report, “CHAOS Summary 2009,” “This year’s results show a marked decrease in project success rates, with 32% of all projects succeeding which are delivered on time, on budget, with required features and functions” says Jim Johnson, chairman of The Standish Group, “44% were … Read More >

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I want to be a project manager, I don’t….

I have had many phone calls over the years from people who say that they want to be a project manager. I usually spend a lot of time talking through the options with them. I was somewhat taken aback however when a person drew me to one side after a project management training course and said: “I am a project … Read More >

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The importance of project failure

Have you ever been to an interview where you say you have ALWAYS delivered? Beware….Tommy Norman is a great article suggests that if you never fail: *  you never learn *  you are not dealing with a strategic project *  you have not done much This is a good article and suggests what I have been saying for many years: … Read More >

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Cynical project management tips or the truth!

I often come across blogs or articles on the internet which bring out a range of reactions from me. One I came across today made me smile and ask; is there any truth in them? This blog needs further publicity. It is called 20 Cynical Project Management Tips. I immediately dived to the read this article which mildly amused my sense … Read More >

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Project management teams – how are yours “selected”

How effective is your project team? Are they a team or are they a representative of a part of your business? We receive mixed feedback from people who come on our project management training courses. They suggest that little time spent on putting the right team together to manage and deliver a project. Now, contrast this with the recruitment of … Read More >

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