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Kill that project?

So what would you do, he asked me? It was an interesting question and based on:  the design of a machine that had taken over 5 years to develop  costs over 7 figures – millions in whatever currency you use!  sales – the forecast is good but someone else has developed a cheaper machine This was a … 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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It’s like pushing a heavy stone up a steep hill – having a project office

I have heard mild protests from clients when I suggest setting up a project office. They seem to feel that I am suggesting having huge staff numbers adding to overheads and adding little to the business. Far from the truth! I have seen people in organisations who valiantly help in developing the overall project culture within the company without actually … Read More >

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A Report on Key Projects Implemented in 2007

Note the title, it is a report on projects, and an honest one! Most of the people we speak seem not to formally close projects. In one persons words they simply dribble on and on and one… So, a report on key projects implemented in 2007 is something that is welcome. It is even more welcome when it is openly … Read More >

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Great job – look at the PROJECT GOVERNANCE responsibility

I came a cross a great job in Australia. The job is based in good Rugby League country (my favourite sport – I have supported Leeds Rhinos here in the UK for many many years) and the role is really interesting. The main purpose of the role caught my attention and is shown below:  Provide a single point of … Read More >

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