Category Archives: project management

Project suspended to relocate desert tortoises

Sometimes the title just takes your breath away. That’s what happened when I read the above title. I was looking over the internet and came across an article about a project being suspended by tortoises! Yes, it is true, totally.  Reading the article one wonders whether relocating tortoises or any animals appeared in the risk log or whether the project … Read More >

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Project management teams – how are yours “selected”

How effective is your project team? Are they a team or are they a representative of a part of your business? We receive mixed feedback from people about the teams engaged in delivering projects. We see little time spent on putting the right team together to manage and deliver a project. Contrast this with the recruitment of a person in … Read More >

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Performance management – but does it measure project management?

I spoke to a prospective client recently. He was suggesting that they had the most up to date and effective performance management system. Now I did not want to put myself forward as a performance management expert to him (and to you!) so I asked him what it measured. He rattled off various headings that this on line system covered. … Read More >

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Project management – what a challenge!!

It is that time of the year again when you can go along to PROJECT CHALLENGE. This is a free exhibition and has a wide range of seminars by leading people. This year there are 3 free strands;   seminar presentations   process performance zone   solutions presentations Why not go along on 24/25 September to Olympia? You will need … Read More >

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A study in project failure

Another report on project failures! This time it is about the IT industry by Dr John McManus and Dr Trevor Wood-Harper. These two academics carried out research among 214 information systems (IS) projects over a 7 year period. They established that only one in eight information technology projects can be considered truly successful (failure being described as those projects that … Read More >

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Project Humour

I came across a great web site with some excellent cartoons –all relating to project management.  I acknowledge Raven’s Brains and Project Humour. Their web site is here. More cartoons will be published from time to time.

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