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You want them to understand…but do you really understand?

It is an interesting situation. It is also disturbing. Why? Project managers and project team members are not able to articulate why they are doing the project (what problem are they trying to address), nor what they are doing. Let me explain what I mean in more detail. When running a project management course, I prefer participants to work on … Read More >

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The business case is implicit in what we do

Not my words but the words of a client.  She is a senior executive asking for some support. Below is the substance of the conversation starting with what do you mean by that? Client: Well, because of the nature of the business, it’s already within what we do Ron Rosenhead (RR): Would you mind if I questioned that? Client: Well….yes … Read More >

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No member of staff should ever feel like they did…

Both of the sales assistants were incredibly embarrassed. One of them must have apologised around 8 times alone. My wife and I could see her discomfort and we could certainly feel it. But why were she and her colleague put into such a position and by such a prominent high street store? I needed to get some new clothes. I … Read More >

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We the jury, find the Project Sponsor guilty…………….

Thank you members of the jury for your time and consideration.  It only remains for me to pass sentence. You have been found guilty before your peers of serious crimes which include: Not ensuring there was a business case thereby tying up valuable resources on this project for some 9 months – but there was no formal authority for this … Read More >

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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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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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