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So new ways of working are needed...

New ways of working are needed….

I said that this was an interesting topic and suggested they may want to start refining the ways they worked by looking at project management. ‘How do you mean’, asked my client? Well, let’s look at the projects completed in the last 12 – 24 months: which ones really delivered against the business case, the objectives and benefits? which ones … Read More >

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How effective is monitoring & control?

Do we need a command and control approach to deal with this issue?

It had been a good day, a long day but a very successful day. I had just completed one of two pilot project management courses for a client and after a meal and rest I decided to watch a few episodes of the West Wing. (Shown on TV 1999- 2006) In one of the episodes, the President of the USA … Read More >

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People deliver projects not processes

People deliver projects; not processes

It has been an interesting few months working with clients and listening to some of the issues course participants face: My sponsor takes a too hands on/off approach and I find it difficult to deal with I have a team member who despite saying they will deliver simply does not. No matter what I do they always fail to deliver … Read More >

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Who should do what and when?

How good is project sponsorship in your company?

I was talking with a prospective client (let’s call him Bob) on the telephone and he asked me what I thought was the biggest problem for project sponsors? Now there are many issues around project sponsorship however one stands out for me which I used in my answer; project sponsorship roles.  I pointed out that that sponsors themselves ask me … Read More >

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Diagram 5 on How question

We need more detail but how do we get it?

I have observed many, many people when they start a work breakdown structure (WBS). The initial enthusiasm is tempered with the call from some; we need more detail. But, they soon come to a rapid halt unable to develop the WBS any further. As one person commented, “We seem to have hit the wall.” I have seen this happen frequently … Read More >

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Basics photo

How do you get the project management basics right?

The 2015 Pulse of the Profession Report (Capturing the Value of Project Management) suggested “……it’s time for organizations to revisit the fundamentals of project management and, essentially, go back to the basics.” Those basics include “Using standardized project management practices throughout the organization.”  * It is interesting to visit a company and find that while there are claims such … Read More >

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