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We should make it mandatory for ALL projects!

Well, these words produced some heated debate! We were on day one of a 2 day project management course working our way through a stakeholder management exercise. The three groups really engaged with the activity. After completing the activity we had a great debate and there were lots of learning points from the activity. Then someone stunned the course in … Read More >

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Why don’t they improve project delivery?

I  ran a course recently where the above very frustrated words were spoken. The gist of this was that this person’s bosses (senior managers) had been on the training that this person was attending. They told her that she would not only enjoy the training but find it useful. But, “They have not taken on board many of the key … Read More >

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Out of tiny acorns….. mighty projects grow!

By Alison Smith. Many of you will be familiar with the television programme called The Apprentice. This started initially in the US with Donald Trump pitting the ‘Street smarts’ against the ‘Book smarts’. Since it began there have been several versions of the show all around the world. Here in the UK, Lord Alan Sugar is the business tycoon who … Read More >

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Boat race stopped – what risks have you missed?

OK, it is a bit off the wall but who would have thought that the annual boat race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities would have been stopped by someone deliberately swimming across the path of their boats? The race was stopped and it eventually restarted some 30 minutes later Few would have thought this could happen. Switch to your projects … Read More >

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The case of the ill project manager

The call came in at around 0915. The doctor suggested that she would need at least 2 weeks off. What to do? Life goes on and so do projects? But do they? The loss of one key person was well dealt with by this team because: the team were experienced at delivering projects. The team had been put together carefully … Read More >

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The effect of project and portfolio management on share price

Another day, another report! But, it’s not simply the same failure/success report. This one focuses on the impact of successful project and portfolio management (PPM) on a companies share price.  Stock Shock, is written by Phil Thornton of Clarity Economics for the EPPM Board (sponsored by Oracle). Thornton points out in his introduction that a survey by the Economic Development … Read More >

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