How to Think, Prioritise, Decide and Deliver

How to Think, Prioritise, Decide and Deliver

The mantras ring out louder each passing day… “We need to get better at this!” “We must be more efficient in X Y Z!” “We must look at ways to be more productive!” “We need to be more creative and innovative!” …and there are more… In most day-to-day work situations we are usually tasked with … The post How to Think, Prioritise, Decide and Deliver appeared first on How to Manage a Camel – Project Management Blog .

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Sorry, there’s not enough information to do this project

Sorry, there’s not enough information to do this project

Many of the blogs I write are as a result of something that has happened working on a client assignment. This one is no different. The above words “Sorry, there’s not enough information to do this project” were spoken by a manager on a project management course. The person suggested that the case study (project brief – 283 words long) … Read More > Related Posts: Project sponsors; how good are you at briefing your project… “Can you show me how to produce a Gantt chart?” Good project management skills are not enough Practical project management training – it works! What do you need to change to be more effective?

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Save yourself time and money on your projects. How …?

Save yourself time and money on your projects. How …?

Now I know that this goes against the traditional definition of what is a project, but how about this to save you time and money?How about producing a simple record of the project you have just worked on so the next time it can save you time? This is not as daft as it sounds! The quarterly or half yearly … Read More > Related Posts: Sounds like a plan…. but will it work? Do you carry out a primary survey before starting a project? Monitoring and control in projects is essential to avoid… Forget a stakeholder? That’s OK – you only wasted $200m “The problem is not the problem.

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Project sponsors; how good are you at briefing your project managers?

Project sponsors; how good are you at briefing your project managers?

“This is a long; much longer than a briefing note I would normally get from my manager or sponsor.” These are words spoken by someone on a project management course and words I have heard before. What was being referred to was a case study, 315 words long which took up less than a page of paper. The person went on to … Read More > Related Posts: Why was there real tension in the room? Are people skills the final project management frontier? What do you do when someone does not take responsibility? So, how good are you? Do you use your project manager as a role model

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So how do you prioritise your projects?

So how do you prioritise your projects?

This was a question I was asked on a recent project management course. I was able to introduce a simple model which went down well. I wished however I had been able to pull out an article written by Mark Richie of the University of Edinburgh. Entitled Simple Project Portfolio Management he explains the university’s approach to: assigning projects an … Read More > Related Posts: How much project management information do you share? Today’s quiz question on project management is… Who owns project management in your company? * Why don’t they improve project delivery? Steering groups – do they add any value

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