Author Archives: Ron

Take a bow the public sector…..

Wherever I work there is always one group of staff that are hit with criticism…..IT. Yes, HR (my professional institute!) also gets savaged but it really is the IT department that gets the most criticism. Now add to this open hostility by many commentators of the public sector. So when you are dealing with IT in the public sector….. Well, … Read More >

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Great job – look at the PROJECT GOVERNANCE responsibility

I came a cross a great job in Australia. The job is based in good Rugby League country (my favourite sport – I have supported Leeds Rhinos here in the UK for many many years) and the role is really interesting. The main purpose of the role caught my attention and is shown below:  Provide a single point of … Read More >

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Do we really learn from failure

I came a cross a useful Blog about learning from failures. This Blog, written by Allan Kelly is really good and I have printed the first part of it here: Its an often heard expression: “We learn from our failures”. Particularly when you’ve just failed at something: “Well put it down to experience.” I’ve always had my doubts: if we … Read More >

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How healthy is your project?

Some time ago I went to my own doctor. He is a sarcastic man who is an excellent diagnostician. I asked him a simple question; Do you do health checks for males?” His answer rather startled me. “Waste of time, you can have all the tests come back normal and while here in the surgery you could have a heart … Read More >

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How long will it take?

Imagine you are in a meeting and discussion is taking place about a possible project. No business case has been developed nor has there been any analysis of project risks. Its very early days in the “life” of this project. Then, a question, directed at you, which you have to answer. “How long will it take and how much will … Read More >

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