What a great report – every company should read it

What a great report – every company should read it

I like to try and keep up with my reading and was directed to a PMI report: Capturing the Value of Project Management. PMI produce an annual Pulse of the Profession report every year and this is an updated from 2015. I will give you a reference to the report at the end however do try and read what is … Read More > Related Posts: Where is my project update report? Reflection – 400 Blogs Instead of a project report, I wrote you this…. Failed project costs taxpayers £50million Project estimating – optimistic planning bias strikes…

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Project sponsor or project manager?

Project sponsor or project manager?

Last week I wrote about the issue of roles – essentially, am I sponsor or a project manager? I want to continue the theme of project sponsorship and a presentation I did for the British Computer Society, PromsG. The talk was called Project Sponsorship – Bridging the Gap. The audience were a mix of project management professionals and consultants. Before … Read More > Related Posts: Who are your good project management role models? Today’s quiz question on project management is… Will you join us?

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So, what have I learned this year II?

So, what have I learned this year II?

I wrote the first part of this blog article in late December and this week sees more learning from 2014. NOTE: these are elements I have seen during the year, not made up! So, to repeat my introduction from the last blog posting: ‘As the year draws to a close, I sat last Sunday and decided it was time to … Read More > Related Posts: So, what have I learned this year 1? Reflection – 400 Blogs The 7 deadly sins of project management Lessons learned or lessons identified…? Who are your good project management role models?

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Lessons learned or lessons identified…?

Lessons learned or lessons identified…?

Last week I wrote about different countries – same project management issues. The article highlighted some of the problem faced by project staff, issues that are pretty common in all of the countries visited. But what are companies doing? This is a question I asked within the article. The reality is very little! On a recent project management course I … Read More > Related Posts: Are lessons learned – not really? Crossing the line and learning from it Do you recreate your successes in projects? How many of your projects follow this learning route?

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Different country, same project management issues

Different country, same project management issues

This last 2 years has seen me visit Switzerland (4 times), Northern Ireland (twice), Amsterdam, USA (3 times) and UAE. (This is in addition to the many different visits to various parts of mainland UK.) The experience has been good and the groups very passionate about learning and project management. I usually include a session on what goes wrong in projects. What … Read More > Related Posts: Getting more for less requires engagement to succeed. Do you really engage with stakeholders? “The problem is not the problem. Your attitude to the… Where’s your project & programe management… Shopping, it’s surely like a project?

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