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To do or not to do...that is the question OR maybe there are other options!

Do you believe in this project?

I often receive really interesting issues on project management courses however one recently was new: I have been asked to work on a project I do not believe in. What should I do? This course participant was involved in what was termed by her sponsor and the senior managers as a ‘key departmental project.’ There was a project team of … Read More >

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Ron BA Tweet May 2014

C+ for effort but could you have done any better?

I was reading. It was a great novel, thoroughly engaging and the story line was excellent. It was a real page turner. For some reason my attention was drawn away from my book and I realised that there was silence all around me. I was with my wife in Terminal 5 at Heathrow on the way to Washington DC awaiting … Read More >

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Birthday Girl rose

How did the party go?

It was a special birthday for my mother, so the 3 children decided to throw a tea party for her. The room was booked, the invitations sent out, and the caterer (eventually) understood the special dietary needs of one of the guests. Everything was going well until…. Yes, it was going well until my daughters said; “We cannot think of … Read More >

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Project running out of gas...?

Who owns project management in your company? *

I did an interesting piece of work recently. The company had its own project management approach which had been updated. The PMO Manager wanted some training to ensure that people not only knew about the revised approach, but refreshed their project management skills. I have now run several events for this client and it is clear that: the previous project … Read More >

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Growth

Frankly, I’m not too confident about this project…..

Project manager (PM): Look Ron, I am not at all confident about this project. I need skills that will take me years to develop Ron Rosenhead (RR): Well, that is a positive comment. Probably more positive than your body language seems to show. PM: Why is it a positive statement? RR: You recognise that you need a specific skill. You … Read More >

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ice

Sometimes an idea is so simple you wonder why it is not uniformly used.

It was during a recent project management course that someone said that their company uses scope freeze as a tool to control projects. In simple terms, the scope is agreed with the client, key stakeholders and signed off by the sponsor or project board. Everyone agrees that the scope is frozen and cannot be changes unless… Yes, the scope can … Read More >

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