Tag Archives: project monitoring and control

How effective are your Project Boards

The room was booked, food and coffees organised, people invited and agenda and minutes distributed. But, what’s it all for and more importantly, was it worth it? There were 10 people on the Project Board and Departmental substitutes regularly came along and took more or less the whole meeting to get up to speed. The same 10 people rarely attended. … Read More >

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Bring out your dead (projects)

To the tune of funereal music………the procession was not too long, but long enough for the company to realise that: there were unfinished projects lurking in the reaches of the business that needed to be killed off project sponsors had little knowledge what was and what was not being worked on (this of course improved with this ‘bring out your … Read More >

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Too many projects – identifying priorities helps

The project management training course was going well. There was much discussion and engagement with the many exercises …but I couldn’t help feeling that I needed to address the one main issue that had come up numerous times; too many projects. But how? The clock was in our favour and I wrote a quick activity on the flipchart which read … Read More >

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A project is like an aeroplane.

When a plane takes off around 90% of them are off course. This is because of wind, physics and general weather issues. The plane (project) is put back on course by signals from beacons (project reviews) and changes are made to put the plan (project) back on course. It lands at its destination successfully…(like your project) Among other things, you … Read More >

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Will the grand prix go ahead? Another failure of project governance?

Another week, another major sports project is in doubt! Go here to check out last weeks problems! This time it is the Korean Grand Prix due to be held on 24 October. Formula 1 Chief, Bernie Ecclestone has expressed doubts over whether the Korean Grand Prix will go ahead saying: “It’s not good. It should have been inspected six weeks … Read More >

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Will the games go ahead? A failure of governance?

Yesterday, during The Perfect Project Course I asked course participants what words they would use to describe the overall monitoring and control of the projects they are working on. The main ones are captured below: • poor • inconsistent • we don’t manage project changes effectively • variable • non existent We had a break for coffee and during this … Read More >

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