Author Archives: Ron Rosenhead

My projects suffer from resource theft.

I was taken aback by the above comment from someone on a recent project management course. The group had been discussing project management problems and RESOURCE THEFT was mentioned. The group listened as the course participant explained that he would be working on a project and then all of a sudden a project resource (a person) would be taken away … Read More >

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This weeks BIG question!

What’s my role in this project? “I said to my manager unless my role in this project is sorted out by the end of the week then I will simply leave. ” This brought an audible intake of breath from those on the project management course. The manager sorted this out pretty smartly but what a shame it took someone … Read More >

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Does your company have its own project management house style? *

The project management maturity model suggests that if you have your own project management framework (house style) and it is used then you are at level 3 of a 5 level project management maturity model. In other words: “There will be a consistent set of standards being used across the organisation with clear process ownership.” One of the expressed views … Read More >

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This weeks BIG question.

How realistic are the project benefits? This week I was invited to the South West of England PPM forum (for public sector staff). It was a really interesting day and one comment caught my attention. One local council has created a BENEFITS MANAGEMENT Board. The Board meets with project executives (sponsors or Senior Responsible Owners) to assess the real benefits … Read More >

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How happy are your project stakeholders?

I couldn’t believe it, nor could my wife. It took three and a half hours to change our mobile phones. Even the shop manager was surprised. We left the shop feeling exhausted and disappointed. “End result fouled up by the process” was how my wife expressed it! In the drive home I wondered how many project stakeholders feel the same … Read More >

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Briefing project managers is a skill – who’s trained for it?

“This is a long; much longer than a briefing note I would normally get from my manager or sponsor.” These are words spoken by someone on a project management course and words I have heard before. What was being referred to was a case study, 315 words long and took up less than a page of paper. The person went … Read More >

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