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The most valuable project management template is…..

What a question….! I asked myself this over the Christmas and New Years holidays. I was reviewing a booklet we have produced. The booklet contains a series of project management templates (free to download if you wish. Simply click here) The reason I was checking them was because of a comment made by a person on one of our project … Read More >

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Missed project activity – no wonder it was late

Jane, my daughter, and her boy – friend Rob said they would cook. Great! It was just after Christmas and we were all relaxed at home. The opportunity was too good to be missed.   As I sat and read I kept hearing the front door open and close. Every now and again either Rob or Jane would stick their … Read More >

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The project was delivered – the client put it down to great questions.

At the post project review, the end client expressed delight and satisfaction that the project had been delivered on time, to budget and with the right results. He took the floor and after speaking for a couple of minutes expressed some concerns over the amount of time the project manager spent identifying the ultimate outcomes. He said it took:  … Read More >

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“One of the worst cases of project management seen by this committee”.

The UK press were full of a report this week by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which audits government projects and spending. It accused the Department of Transport (DOT) of suggesting its shared services system would cost taxpayers £81 million rather than saving £57 million! The report makes dreadful reading. Here are some snippets: • There are 3 ways in … Read More >

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Project roles – let’s make them clear, for you, the client and the company!

“We do not have that structure here” he said. I asked, “How useful would it be to have that structure?” “Very, it would help me clarify my role and other people’s roles in projects. I’m not the only one who does not know what role I am playing” Yes, he spoke for many people! We were speaking about project roles … Read More >

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The project presentation, how did it go?

“Awful, really awful” he said. “I never like presentations at the best of times and to a project board with all those senior people present, even worse.” “So, did you get what you wanted from the presentation?” “Mmmm…..I guess not.” “So, why don’t we go over things again? How much time did you put into preparing for this session?” “I … Read More >

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