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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Forget a stakeholder? That’s OK – you only wasted $200m

Forget a stakeholder? That’s OK – you only wasted $200m

The group were amazed, so was I and it takes a lot to amaze me. Why? I was talking about the need to identify and manage stakeholders in projects. Some people on the course we a bit sceptical: but there could be loads of stakeholders – it could go on for ages this will extend the duration of the project … Read More > Related Posts: “The problem is not the problem. Your attitude to the… We should make it mandatory for ALL projects! Come on, let’s make it compulsory. So what’s this project going to be like?

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How do you counteract scope creep?

How do you counteract scope creep?

I received an interesting invitation from @Deltek_UK. I replied that this deserved more than 140 characters on Twitter and I would write a blog about it. So here goes, the Rosenhead manifesto for counteracting scope creep: 1. Scope freeze – this is a simple process of having a rule; if you want to change the scope of a project then … Read More > Related Posts: Sometimes an idea is so simple you wonder why it is not… Does your client keep changing their mind? Shopping, it’s surely like a project? Different country, same project management issues What a great report – every company should read it

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