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Questioning, one of those project management skills that needs to be well honed.

I was facilitating a workshop with a project team and realised that something was wrong! Symptom: the 5 people in the project team were talking differently about the project Analysis: I gave each person a piece of flip chart paper and asked them to write down the project objectives Result: 4 different sets of objectives (2 were the same) We … Read More >

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Poor Project Meetings – 8 Golden Rules to Ensure They Work Effectively

I was trying to get hold of the project manager. Or rather he was trying to get hold of me. However, I had tried 3 times already so I sent him an email knowing it would sink to the bottom of the pile. I got to thinking that it wasn’t just this project manager who always seemed to be in … Read More >

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Project Management Is Key to IT Efficiency

Last week I wrote about the need for us to consider using project management as a means to help deliver the overall company strategy “Companies are missing a trick by not using project management to support delivery of strategy.” Commented Prof. Sebastian Green Computer Weekly highlights research by the London School of Economics (LSE) and Dell which suggests that IT … Read More >

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Organisational issues that get in the way of effective project delivery

I was doing some diary planning with our company’s Administration Manager, Alison Smith. We cantered through November and December and suddenly we were into 2010; where did the year go? Finishing diary planning I started to reflect on the year so far. After a few quiet moments one aspect that came through was the obstacles companies put in the way … Read More >

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Project branded as “A master class of misadministration”

There have been many articles in the press and on TV and radio complaining about the Single Payment Scheme which has culminated in a damning report by National Audit Office (NAO). The report published has hit the headlines here in the UK for another poorly delivered project and suggests that: “The implementation of the single payment scheme encountered difficulties that … Read More >

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The Perfect Project

The term “PERFECT PROJECT” was coined by a course participant on one of our project management training courses. He was aiming for what the title suggests and he felt that the course which had just ended would give him this. With this person’s permission, we use the words “PERFECT PROJECT” as the name of one of our courses.You can discover … Read More >

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