I bet you can ride a bicycle now, am I right? How many times did you fall off whilst learning? How many plasters got applied to scuffed knees, how many times did you nearly go over the handlebars because you applied the front brake too harshly? How many tears? How …Read More »
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 »
I was just asked to cast ‘an experienced eye’ over an IT project that had gone off the rails. “I think it needs more governance,” the project’s sponsor told me. What I found was a familiar sight, a project that was not failing through lack of governance but instead a …Read More »
I came across a statistic that I’d jotted down in an old diary. If I’m reading my scribbled note correctly it says that 97% of organisations think that project management is critical to the success of their business. That’s such a large percentage I had to check it … and …Read More »
Few things kill a project quicker than ineffective or over complicated communication. At the heart of it, when you communicate – what’s important? Have you ever really thought about it? Actually, in the interests of clarity – take my question literally. Focus on the heart of the word ‘communicate’ … …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 »
In my post Creating Value from Change I looked at the difference between project change control and organisational change management: Project change control is described in the PMBOK® Guide and focused on managing changes to the projects deliverables to meet the requirements of stakeholders. The process is controlled by the …Read More »