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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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Listen Up, this is what we need to do

Sorry, there’s not enough information to do this project

Many of the blogs I write are as a result of something that has happened working on a client assignment. This one is no different. The above words “Sorry, there’s not enough information to do this project” were spoken by a manager on a project management course. The person suggested that the case study (project brief – 283 words long) … Read More >

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Everything is under control

This is why change control is so important

It was the final afternoon of the project management course and one of the participants had everyone listening. She was new to the company and said a number of very important things: she was the only one in the family who did not go into the family business – a building company the family company made a significant amount of money … Read More >

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