Where we make most money and project management change control

It was the final afternoon of the project management course and one of the participants had everyone listening. She was new to the company and said a number of very important things:   she was the only one in the family who did not go into the family business – a building company the family company made a significant amount … Read More >

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This week’s BIG question

Is this business case flawed? I was delighted to hear the question! The project looked as though it would improve delivery of a service. The computer system was ordered and training was built into the business case. In all, it looked like the software would speed up delivery. The person asking the questojn about the business case asked; how much … Read More >

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51 and 3 – two key numbers in project communications

I recently introduced a new exercise into my project management courses. The reason; I was concerned, very concerned about project management communications. An analysis by Project Agency showed that just over 68% of people (of approximately 1400 people surveyed) feel project communications are poor or very poor. The exercise is in three parts: Part 1: I get people into small … Read More >

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This weeks BIG question

How effective is your project monitoring? Project monitoring is carried out for many reasons including: Checking the project is still needed It is delivering against its business case, objectives and benefits It will deliver against the key driver – quality, cost or time – 1 only Risks and stakeholders are being managed effectively Clearly, there are more reasons, many more. … Read More >

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My projects suffer from resource theft.

I was taken aback by the above comment from someone on a recent project management course. The group had been discussing project management problems and RESOURCE THEFT was mentioned. The group listened as the course participant explained that he would be working on a project and then all of a sudden a project resource (a person) would be taken away … Read More >

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This weeks BIG question!

What’s my role in this project? “I said to my manager unless my role in this project is sorted out by the end of the week then I will simply leave. ” This brought an audible intake of breath from those on the project management course. The manager sorted this out pretty smartly but what a shame it took someone … Read More >

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