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expecations

So what’s this project going to be like?

The project has been signed off, the team established, stakeholders identified and communicated with, initial risk assessment is favourable. I asked a group of people on a recent project management course an important question; do they ever think what it is going to be like working on the project they are assigned to? The response was quite muted. I however … Read More >

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mastermind-chair

I’ve started so I’ll finish (the project) *

How many projects you have worked on or have come across that should have been stopped part way through? How many projects have suddenly outlived the original intention? How many projects are so far behind schedule that no matter how many people you throw at it, it will not be delivered by the due date? I’m talking about the stopping … Read More >

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Road to Snowhere

Despite your best plans, what happens when things still go awry?

By Alison Smith Here in the UK over that last week or so we have suffered the usual issues with snow falling, and an inability to manage the issues that this throws up. There were plenty of advanced warnings that heavy snow was forecast; local authorities stated that they were prepared to manage the conditions. But yet again the areas … Read More >

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Race Horses

Monitoring and control in projects is essential to avoid risks derailing your project

By Alison Smith This week if you are based anywhere in Europe you cannot fail to have picked up on the major scandal of unexpected meat making its way into commercially produced foods . After the shock, acceptance of what has happened, the search for accountability and the need for a way forward to prevent the issue occurring again, we … 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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Confusion meter

Project managers need to cope with uncertainty. What are your ideas?

I watched a presentation given by the President of APM, Martin Barnes where he talked about a range of project management issues. The one that struck me was that those involved in projects need to deal more effectively with uncertainty – he summed up the situation by saying “work is uncertain and won’t go away” He talks about every war … Read More >

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