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Risk Happens – Managing Risk & Avoiding Failure in Business Projects

In this book author Mike Clayton brings together I believe many of the ideas and practices that will help you and your company identify and manage risks in projects. What makes it so different from other books on this topic is that Mike uses very practical rather than academic approaches to project risks. Practical approaches – there are well over … Read More >

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Brasington’s Laws of Project Management

I have just started to read Mike Clayton’s Book: Risk Happens (review out soon). In the book, Mike mentions Brasington’s Laws. On enquiring the origin of these, Mike pointed to Herding Cats Blog from last year. It’s worth a read and there are lessons in his ‘laws’ Photo by Salvatore Vuono‘s portfolio is at http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=659      

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Costs Rocket for Passport Office Project

I recently renewed my UK passport. It costs £77.50 for a ‘normal’ passport with higher fees for fast track or premium service. I did wonder why the cost was so high – the explanation; the headline ‘passport agency costs rocket’ explains all! The costs were supposed to be between £80m to £100m however the new bill looks likely to hit … Read More >

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Could you turn a bus around here?

It was raining and my wife and I boarded the 251 bus to Edgware. It was full with all seats taken and around 30 people standing. The windows were all steamed up making the journey not too pleasant. What drama on the journey! The bus driver missed a turning on the route. He was assailed from all sides with advice: … Read More >

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My projects suffer from resource theft II

I wrote an article recently about resource theft in projects; I was encouraged to do so from a comment on a project management course I ran. The article is published below for the 2nd time. Why? I put a link to the blog on LinkedIn and I had some really interesting comments back from people and I thought them worthy … Read More >

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My projects suffer from resource theft.

I was taken aback by the above comment from someone on a recent project management course. The group had been discussing project management problems and RESOURCE THEFT was mentioned. The group listened as the course participant explained that he would be working on a project and then all of a sudden a project resource (a person) would be taken away … Read More >

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