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How healthy are you (and your project)?

It has been a tough 6 weeks in the Rosenhead family. We have had our own (small) tsunami of illness. Firstly, my wife fell and broke her wrist, another relative contracted a serious virus, my daughter and I both contracted a chest infection and the list could be longer but I think you get the general drift! My own schedule … Read More >

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“Can you show me how to produce a Gantt chart?”

I received the above request a few days ago and I was taken aback by what lay behind the request. I asked a range of questions: what are the objectives for this project? what is your role in this project? who has asked for the Gantt chart? what is the end date for the project and the value of the … Read More >

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Boat race stopped – what risks have you missed?

OK, it is a bit off the wall but who would have thought that the annual boat race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities would have been stopped by someone deliberately swimming across the path of their boats? The race was stopped and it eventually restarted some 30 minutes later Few would have thought this could happen. Switch to your projects … Read More >

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The real value of project management paperwork.

“I don’t like all this paperwork,” said one of my course participants ” “OK, so would you like to tell us your reasoning?” I asked him. “Well, it will slow the project down if I have to all of the things you mention. I want a quick delivery and I won’t get it this way” “Let’s examine this with the … Read More >

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Risk Happens – Managing Risk & Avoiding Failure in Business Projects

In this book author Mike Clayton brings together I believe many of the ideas and practices that will help you and your company identify and manage risks in projects. What makes it so different from other books on this topic is that Mike uses very practical rather than academic approaches to project risks. Practical approaches – there are well over … Read More >

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The project crept forward, very slowly – because of the changes!

After one week: • several small additions to the project • no reduction in tasks! After two weeks: • several more small changes are added and one possible major change – waiting for senior managers to make a decision! • no reductions in tasks! After 4 weeks: • major addition – still no decision from senior, though work started work … Read More >

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