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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Those Olympic estimates will not go away

The row about the cost of the 2012 Olympic Games goes on. Today a report by the Public Accounts Committee (click here for the full 40 page report) criticises the government for the escalating costs of the games. Costs have risen from a bid price of just over £4 billion to a revised estimate (March 2008) of £9.325 billion! Now … Read More >

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Have a look at your…project leadership

So, just how good a project leader are you? I came across a great Blog site called Project Steps – Stephen Seay who writes this blog asked a number of pertinent questions about project leadership. Try and get a more rounded view of yourself, give the questionnaire to others…here are the questions: RATING SCALE – 1 – Strongly Disagree, 2 … Read More >

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