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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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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Why was there real tension in the room?

Why was there real tension in the room?

The 14 people were clearly struggling. They were reluctant to engage with each other or with me. What was going on? Let me set the scene a bit more. This was a course for project sponsors and the group were all senior managers. We spoke about the research which all pointed to the importance of the sponsor role, and the … Read More > Related Posts: Who are your good project management role models? Do you believe in this project?

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Public or in house training – the choice is yours

Public or in house training – the choice is yours

My company, Project Agency receives a wide range of range of requests for services from clients. Over the last few months some of have asked if we run public courses, as they do not have sufficient people for an in house course. I am pleased to say we will be running a range of public courses through 2015: The Perfect … Read More > Related Posts: Will you join us? Master Class – Strategies for Project… Practical project management training – it works! Why is project management so fragmented in companies? Have you really tested out your project before delivery? Project Management Training: Classroom vs mobile

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Do you really engage with stakeholders?

Do you really engage with stakeholders?

I came home after a long day looking forward to a lazy evening relaxing. But as I approached my garage (behind my house) the way was blocked by a lorry discharging its load. To explain; there is a building site at the end of the road where a series of apartments is being built (whatever happened to the word flat?). … Read More > Related Posts: Project management terminolgy – what a turn off How much project management information do you share? Are you burning out your project managers? What do you need to change to be more effective? Out of tiny acorns…..

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