Tag Archives: project monitoring and control

Pruning

It’s not worth my while doing this…

Some of my garden tools needed sharpening and I tried to find someone locally to do the job. I could not find anyone. I went on line which proved fruitless, until I thought I hit the jackpot.   I sent an email off to the company and they came back pretty quickly and said: “I am only able to travel … Read More >

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The case of the missing project manager

A true story! Only the name has been changed. Day 1 0930: No JT today? Reply: I’ve not seen him today. (In a raised voice) anyone seen John? No reply 1030: Please ring JT and see if he is joining us 1045: There’s no reply from his phone. It went straight to voicemail. Day 2 0900:I wonder if JT is … Read More >

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I want that project staff member and I want him NOW!

I need that staff member and I want him NOW!

Project Sponsor (PS): Hi, unfortunately we have a serious situation on the BM project. We desperately need an engineer with the skills and qualities that Jake has, and we need him now. So, from today I want him to work on the BM project – for around a week and then he will be back to you working on your … Read More >

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Kids enjoying the community day

The risks were high, but the project was successful

By Alison Smith, Administration Manager, Project Agency   I live in Haringey where  there is a Community Garden that is run by local residents. It was built in 2002 to not only be an oasis in a busy part of London, but also as a crime prevention measure. This year was the 10th Birthday of the grand opening and we … Read More >

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Do you take responsibility?

What do you do when someone does not take responsibility?

The course was going really well. Great participation, good questions and lots of relating the course back to their own projects and their own places of work. Then came the question: “so what do you do when someone does not take responsibility?” The person mentioned that on several projects they had been involved in one person let down the team. … Read More >

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I have control.......

How good is your project monitoring and control? What effect does it have on your projects?

Over the years I have seen a lot of negativity from participants on our project management courses.  However, I noticed last year that when we spoke about project monitoring and control within companies  the level of cynicism seemed to increase. So, I decided turn the cynicism into something that course participants could go away and do something about. I introduced … Read More >

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