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It’s a great project that will really make a difference but it’s not going well

On New-Years Eve I went for a walk and I met my dentist. He looked most undentist like, wearing a couple of day’s growth of beard and carrying a lot of bags. He explained that he was putting in a new PC system and new telephone system. He was closed for dental work. He looked worried and he explained that … Read More >

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Project governance – the death of a project; lost in the bureaucracy

The project manager was very disappointed. He had in his words sweated to deliver the project on time, to budget and with the right results. He was so disappointed with the company that he resigned and went to work with a company who in his words ‘put energy and effort into having structured project governance’ rather than a ‘free for … Read More >

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A key strategic project – but how well is it resourced

“This is a key strategic project which is not being delivered, Ron.” “You are the sponsor so do you know why it is not being delivered?” I asked him. “I think the project team are not up to the mark.” “That is a strong statement,” I said. “I believe you selected them. What makes you say that?” “Yes, I did … Read More >

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Using project management as a change agent!!

“If you look around any organisation you will see their strategy is divided into a series of projects….” I wrote that in 1999!! It was true then and is certainly true today. But, what does this mean for companies today?  It means the strategy of the business needs breaking down into projects, portfolios or programmes.  All active projects should have … Read More >

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Do you have a project office? You need a project office!!!

I have worked with many people who manage a project office. These are people who I describe as being at the hub or centre of project management within a business. They really keep their finger on the pulse and I feel are a key to ensuring projects deliver on time, on budget and with the right results. I’m not the … Read More >

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Delivering your strategic agenda; project management – 3 of 3

Previous articles have highlighted 6 key areas for you to think about in delivering your overall strategy. They are:  have your own in house project management system  train the right people at the right time  develop a project office  ensure you have a significant proportion of senior managers on board  develop project leadership skills  … Read More >

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