Category Archives: project management governance

Project managers, just say no!

But use what is in project management system and your people skills. Over the last 18 months I have seen more and more pressure placed on project managers. There is a huge demand from senior managers and stakeholder and clients to deliver quicker, with the same level of quality and of course, on budget! I have seen some pretty stressed … Read More >

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Slapping projects on top of the day job – what’s your solution?

Most of the articles written on this blog site come from a mix of research, working with clients and stories told to me. This one is a mix of working with clients and a story told. Let me set the scene. I was working with a long standing client and I asked the group what was the main project management … Read More >

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Project sponsors; it’s time to give up your day job!

Yes, you read correctly. Stop doing your day job and focus on your project sponsorship role. Let me explain why with a recent teleconference with a group of very senior executives. We were discussing a workshop for project sponsors- what goes wrong and the needs of this group.  The Senior Vice President for Human Resources said that senior managers and … Read More >

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Who is responsible for what and when in projects?

I was working with a group of project sponsors and this question came up early in the workshop. Let me set the scene for you. I had discussed the reason why project sponsorship was so important (the stats suggest any company that does not have active project sponsors is losing millions!), I had identified a range of activities a sponsor … Read More >

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So this is why project management is failing.

Donnie MacNicol posted a link to a great article that goes some way into explaining why leadership development is not working. The article ‘The “Dirty Fish Tank” training model and the modern method for developing leaders’ is by Craig Ross, Angie Paccione and Victoria Roberts. The article says that you have a fish tank that is yellow and cloudy so, … Read More >

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So, you are about to start a project…..?

The project started with a real bang. It was like watching the rush hour at a major London railway station. There was a massive amount of activity, people asking for data (sometime twice of the same person), people in the team doing the same work, lots of meetings and lots of ‘activity.’ To the outsider it looked as though this … Read More >

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