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Project Control; myth, fantasy or a great big gap?

I suggested in a recent Blog  that senior managers should can carry out their governance role more effectively. I had a couple of direct emails from people saying they agreed, but what should the senior manager (sponsor) be doing? One of the people suggested the detail of role people play depends upon the project underway. I have no problem with … Read More >

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Project Monitoring – more time spent on business as usual than projects?

I spent some time recently with one of my Project Agency colleagues, Mike Clayton. He was running a 3 day project management event for a client based on their in-house project management system. It was a very good 3 days and the group certainly benefited from the practical project management training. We came to governance of projects. Mike mentioned something … Read More >

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Are you a stressed project manager?

Mike Boyer has written an excellent Blog called How Many Projects Are Too Many? He included a checklist in the article which I think is worth while repeating here: My daily leading indicator checklist for each project: 1. I’ve sent a summary of actions or minutes for meetings that I chaired that day. 2. I’ve spoken individually with each member … Read More >

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It’s a great project that will really make a difference but it’s not going well

On New-Years Eve I went for a walk and I met my dentist. He looked most undentist like, wearing a couple of day’s growth of beard and carrying a lot of bags. He explained that he was putting in a new PC system and new telephone system. He was closed for dental work. He looked worried and he explained that … Read More >

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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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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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