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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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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