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Which one is most important?

Which project management template is the most important?

I was asked this question late last year on one of our project management training courses. I had introduced the group to a range of templates over the two days and one person asked this question towards the end of the day. I responded by saying that this was the first time I had been asked this question. I threw … Read More >

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Who owns project management in your company?

It is interesting as I visit different companies around the UK to establish who owns project management within the business.  I usually ask the above question; with interesting results! The answer never seems to be straightforward. Some people simply do not know, others suggest the PMO or maybe the IT Director, or HR Director or …..I have even had it … Read More >

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We cannot communicate – it’s hopeless

Not my words but the words of someone on one of our project management courses. It sounds pretty desperate doesn’t it? Well for this person, it was and for the project team and the company. I will not go into the details of this particular project but will use it to highlight the ever growing issues that arise on our … Read More >

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How good are you at starting off your project?

I came across an interesting report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) – which exists to provide independent opinion and evidence to assist Parliament and hold government to account. I was surprised as I had not seen this report before. It is called “Initiating successful projects” and was first published in December 2011. In the executive summary the report … Read More >

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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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“They make it easier to keep track….”

I had an interesting conversation last week with someone who had used our project management templates. This person had seen the templates, downloaded the templates and used them. She was really pleased with them and wanted to feedback that: ….it makes it easier to keep track of the project I can protect myself and the project team We can measure … Read More >

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