Sorry, in a meeting

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 over-runs….again

My earlier blog about Terminal 5 showed a real lack of planning, training and co-ordination. But, at least the terminal was completed on time!What about other transport projects? My thanks to Donnie MacNicol who pointed to a recent report published in the Financial Times. This report suggested that Europe’s 30 most important transport projects will cost far more than first … Read More >

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Me compartmentalise – no, not me!

I work with a wide range of professional people. This work involves a wide variety of activity and I have observed an interesting phenomenon. They seem to compartmentalise what they do ignoring the links with other aspects of their work. What do I mean by this? Here is an example. A group of people regularly review the risks within their … Read More >

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Come on you senior managers. Play your project roles effectively.

Running training events is often a dumping ground for people’s frustrations. I guess we have all done it thinking this guru will help us solve all our problems. However, some of our problems are deeply ingrained and take a lot of shifting. One such problem is the role that senior manager’s play or should play in projects. The terminology does … Read More >

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Free Tips Booklet

Have you heard of Issu? I had not until I read Graham Jones Blog (www.grahamjones.co.uk )- my thanks Graham. It is really so simple – it really does what it says on the tin. See below To get your free Tips Book click here or on the side bar with your name and email address Ron Rosenhead, Director Project Agency … Read More >

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Keep it simple……….please!

Yes, too often project management structures are complex and do not support the project manager in their delivery. Look at the diagram below. This shows a simple linear structure with the project board at the top and the project team at the bottom of the tree. At first site this look fine until you realise there are 15 members on … Read More >

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