Category Archives: project management strategy

Project Governance – there are more questions than answers

Kristina Podnar (you can see her web site at http://www.nativetrust.com/) recently sent out a tweet which said: “Just because you say governance to me 5 times in a sentence, won’t make me believe you have it!” Kristina made me reflect on this quote: what does project management governance mean to people I come across? is there an overall governance approach … Read More >

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Who is driving project management in your business?

During a discussion with a client it suddenly hit me. Here we were talking about improving project management in the company but what was staring us in the face was the need to have a driver; the vehicle had no one steering it! The driver was senior management. They were too busy; they failed to engage with the new project … Read More >

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A project management register – where’s yours?

I ran a really good 2 day project management training course for a group of staff all from the same department. The Director came in near the end and we spent some time looking at the number of projects as well as project management issues. He was clear that the time was well spent but would be even better if the … Read More >

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Handling multiple projects

What is the ‘best way’ to handle multiple projects? This is a question I am asked on a regular basis. I usually start by saying that this is a time management and personal organisation issue as well as a project management question. Let me explain why I say this. From experience of working with individuals or project teams what comes … Read More >

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Project Control; myth, fantasy or a great big gap?

I suggested in a recent Blog  that senior managers should can carry out their governance role more effectively. I had a couple of direct emails from people saying they agreed, but what should the senior manager (sponsor) be doing? One of the people suggested the detail of role people play depends upon the project underway. I have no problem with … Read More >

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Cull those projects and right now!!

Consultants are frequently asked for their advice and I recently gave some which really caused a few people to raise their eyes… I was asked what project management advice I would recommend to companies in the current economic climate. I came up with 3 issues which have an acronym, CAT C- Cull those projects. Companies need to be really clear … Read More >

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