I ran a course recently where the above very frustrated words were spoken. The gist of this was that this person’s bosses (senior managers) had been on the training that this person was attending. They told her that she would not only enjoy the training but find it useful. But, “They have not taken on board many of the key … Read More
This morning’s news was full of criticism of the UK Government for its lack strategic thinking is leading to a “patch and mend” approach. The Public Administration Committee said an absence of national strategy was leading to “mistakes” such as those following the recent Budget. Now, there is NO way that I am going to get into a debate about … Read More
In the immortal words of Victor Meldrew I do not believe it (British humour at its best!). £7million per HOUR for the London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. This was the headline in The Mail Online The Telegraph on line quoted a cost of £250,000 per day to keep the Olympic site secure with The Guardian suggesting London 2012 Olympics … Read More
Many of you will have heard of the Pareto Principle or the 80:20 rule. In project management terms this means that 80% of the project takes 20% of the time and the other 20% takes 80% of the time. I was reminded of this quote while searching through my mass of materials for some information. I came across some PowerPoint … Read More
Does the project link to the overall company strategy? Too many projects is the cry I too often hear. But, how many link to the overall strategy of the business. If any project does not cut is the key word. Of course, a clear project list with links back to the strategy would help.
OK, let’s start with the get out clause. There are many projects where high quality is essential. To reduce the quality in many projects could (and will) be disastrous. However, there are those projects where more focus on quality standards (reducing them) could save valuable time and money. There are many types of project and for some, high quality and … Read More