I recently had the pleasure of working with two IT Project Teams who are paradoxically both very similar and very different. The first, I’ll call them ‘Team X’ was struggling to deliver projects within agreed parameters and the second, ‘Team Y’ was hitting targets but was asking ‘what else can …Read More »
As the New Year started I wrote a handful of blogs about challenges faced by Project Managers and how we are better equipped than ever to face them now. However, after I asked, “How many PMs work in a tangibly different way in the New Year to how they did …Read More »
In a fairly recent ESI Talent Survey, 67% of UK executives expressed concern about losing top project talent to other organisations. It’s a statistic that I’ve meditated on quite a lot since I first read it back in December. I’ve been looking for a solution, an oasis of calm for …Read More »
DevOps | The biggest challenge for the multisourcing sector in the next 24 months is also its biggest opportunity for growth.
I believe that this is the biggest challenge for the multisourcing sector in the next 24 months but also its biggest opportunity for growth and a real opportunity to showcase what it does best – delivering results faster, cheaper and better. Gartner says that by 2016, DevOps will evolve from …Read More »
Give your IT Projects a sporting chance. Make Project Management as a Service the first name on your team sheet.
Dan Yurman, Senior Project Manager at Affinity, Inc. has written an intelligent LinkedIn blog about the pros and cons of Project Management as a Service. I particularly like his elevator pitch for the concept which he says ‘offers cost containment, control in delivery of projects with dedicated PM professionals. You …Read More »
IT Projects facilitate fulfilment of business strategy, they are the wheels of organisational change and the grease that makes them turn smoothly and most crucially, how they are executed can be the difference between failure and success – or m ore positively between success and the kind of success that …Read More »
Changepoint, a leading provider of business execution management solutions, is launching barometerIT, an innovative SaaS-based solution for enterprise portfolio management (EPM), in Europe. barometerIT enables organizations to accelerate business and IT transformation initiatives and better align strategy with execution in real time as updates and changes occur. The barometerIT solution …Read More »
“Only two CIOs I’ve ever worked for over the past 15 years have really cared about Project Management.” These are the words of Colin Ellis, a CIO from Australia, in his fascinating blog “CIOs need to care more about project management”1 published by …Read More »
With the APM re-writing the Body of Knowledge being extended to cover project, programme and portfolio management can we expect different approaches to risk management each or will the same process apply to each level in the same way. What is the project risk management process? The project risk management process is …Read More »
Having my first book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ published by Infinite Ideas changed my professional life. I had ambitions to widen my audience and to get on to the international speaking circuit. It was only once I had a book to support and promote me that I began to be noticed. …Read More »