Category Archives: project management governance

The business case is implicit in what we do

Not my words but the words of a client.  She is a senior executive asking for some support. Below is the substance of the conversation starting with what do you mean by that? Client: Well, because of the nature of the business, it’s already within what we do Ron Rosenhead (RR): Would you mind if I questioned that? Client: Well….yes … Read More >

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We the jury, find the Project Sponsor guilty…………….

Thank you members of the jury for your time and consideration.  It only remains for me to pass sentence. You have been found guilty before your peers of serious crimes which include: Not ensuring there was a business case thereby tying up valuable resources on this project for some 9 months – but there was no formal authority for this … Read More >

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What will you be remembered for?

I have recently taken up Nordic Walking (many thanks to Saracens Rugby Club Sports Foundation for the taster session) and I am really enjoying it. I recently decided to go to Trent Park (in  Enfield) ) for a long walk and while walking I stopped for a moment to absorb what was around me. It was breath taking – trees … Read More >

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Why bad projects are so hard to kill

  The project is going well. The prototype has been approved and will be ready in 2 weeks. The budget looks a little strained, which  will soon be sorted once approval for development is given and then the cash will start to flow. Or so they thought. But then the regulations changed. This meant that the prototype was not up … Read More >

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New ways of working are needed….

I said that this was an interesting topic and suggested they may want to start refining the ways they worked by looking at project management. ‘How do you mean’, asked my client? Well, let’s look at the projects completed in the last 12 – 24 months: which ones really delivered against the business case, the objectives and benefits? which ones … Read More >

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Do we need a command and control approach to deal with this issue?

It had been a good day, a long day but a very successful day. I had just completed one of two pilot project management courses for a client and after a meal and rest I decided to watch a few episodes of the West Wing. (Shown on TV 1999- 2006) In one of the episodes, the President of the USA … Read More >

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