Twenty years of stakeholder meddling

My wife and I were invited to friends recently. We met a few people we had not met before and the conversation was flowing. Then, it slowed somewhat when our host asked: what’s the latest with the tennis club? The couple looked at one another and it seemed as though it was automatic their body language changed: raised eyes to … Read More >

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Londoners, dig deep in your pockets for yet another troubled project

Today, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan ordered an enquiry into the escalating costs of the former Olympic stadium site. The original Olympic stadium is now home of West Ham United football club. However the escalating costs have raised more than a few eye brows. In 2015, former mayor Boris Johnson said the change from an Olympics arena to a … Read More >

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The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

This Blog is brought to you courtesy of Dr Mike Clayton. It covers the very important topic of project governance   Projects are all about getting stuff done, I was once told. And this wonderfully simple view is very appealing, isn’t it? So the last thing we need, is someone getting in the way. Project Governance is often seen as … Read More >

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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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No member of staff should ever feel like they did…

Both of the sales assistants were incredibly embarrassed. One of them must have apologised around 8 times alone. My wife and I could see her discomfort and we could certainly feel it. But why were she and her colleague put into such a position and by such a prominent high street store? I needed to get some new clothes. I … 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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