Have you really tested out your project before delivery?

Have you really tested out your project before delivery?

Last weekend saw the UK carry out a national exercise to test out the UK’s plans to tackle Ebola. While often being critical of the government this is a good sign; testing to see how well we deal with a possible outbreak of Ebola. It reminded me of the many occasions during courses, when someone describes a big project that … Read More > Related Posts: Stop that project roll out – ensure you pilot it first. Why is project management so fragmented in companies? Do you carry out a primary survey before starting a project? Project managers need to cope with uncertainty. What are… The effect of project and portfolio management on share…

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How can you develop your company’s project management culture?

How can you develop your company’s project management culture?

There is a connection between the last two blog posts and this article. Over the last few weeks, I have written a couple of blog posts that have generated a lot of traffic. Why is project management so fragmented in companies? What is OPM? I reflected on these articles, and thought they need a link. For me, the link is … Read More > Related Posts: Why is project management so fragmented in companies? Lost, but we reached our destination.

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What is OPM?

What is OPM?

Hot on the heels of my last Blog posting: Why is project management so fragmented in companies? I received an invitation from my good friend Donnie MacNicol to attend a session he was running in Central London. The title for the evening was Organisational Project Management. I hear many of you ask, “What is that?” In order to answer the … Read More > Related Posts: Reflection – 400 Blogs We should make it mandatory for ALL projects! The risks were high, but the project was successful Where’s your project & programe management… Why is project management so fragmented in companies?

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Why is project management so fragmented in companies?

Why is project management so fragmented in companies?

I was in email discussion with a senior manager about project management. I asked a number of questions including; how things have progressed since running a wide range of project courses, who was now in overall control of project management and whether there had been any financial return on investment (ROI) from all the training, including working with the board … Read More > Related Posts: The demise of the training manager and the impact for… How can you really develop project management skills? Do you have consistent project management? Who owns project management in your company? * Sometimes an idea is so simple you wonder why it is not…

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How much project management information do you share?

How much project management information do you share?

I recently had a great conversation with Mark Richie who is the Deputy Director and Head of Project Services at the University of Edinburgh. Mark told me that the University developed a Projects Web site for which the key design requirement was the ability to share project information with stakeholders across the University. Access to the site is open to … Read More > Related Posts: Today’s quiz question on project management is… Do you recreate your successes in projects? We don’t need project management training, we have PM… Training is like coffee – you need the right blend! Where is your project Gateway review?

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