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So, you are about to start a project…..?

The project started with a real bang. It was like watching the rush hour at a major London railway station. There was a massive amount of activity, people asking for data (sometime twice of the same person), people in the team doing the same work, lots of meetings and lots of ‘activity.’ To the outsider it looked as though this … Read More >

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My project sponsor does not understand project management!

This was the sentiment expressed by one person on a recent project management course. This person was not alone; many of the group agreed. We discussed whether the sponsor should understand project management and it was agreed that while they did not need to know every technique they should have ‘a very good overview.’ It raises an interesting issue – … Read More >

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How are projects approved in your company?

I travel a lot and see many companies trying and deliver major changes through project and programme management. There are sometimes problems with this: there are often too many projects on the go within the business with resources thinly stretched not all of the project link to the overall company strategy ( PMI have reported that effective strategy implementation is … Read More >

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Are your project management success rates improving?

The latest PMI Pulse of the Profession Report said: “We are encouraged to see in this year’s Pulse of the Profession® that organizations are making progress—significant progress—as they are experiencing more success with implementing strategic initiatives. For the first time in the last five years of this research, we see that more projects are meeting original goals and being completed … Read More >

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What’s missing from your projects?

I was filing away action plans from a recent project management course and noticed the wording from one person who answered; stakeholder management is missing. He explained to the group that there are often issues in the ‘people aspects’ of project. He said this could be dealt with by undertaking a detailed stakeholder analysis and then putting into play some … Read More >

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New! Online project management courses.

I have often been asked whether Project Agency has any online courses. We do now thanks to a partnership with Mike Clayton who runs OnlinePMCourses. Mike has produced a series of online video tutorials which will enable you to develop your project management skills and abilities still further. The videos are crisp, informative and really practical. Why not get one … Read More >

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