In the ever changing, lightning speed IT world, effective Project Management delivers operational excellence. As every company is now, in some way, an IT operation IT Project management is something that every company needs. It is, however, something that many companies do not have. Not completely. Do you find IT …Read More »
When IT Project Management processes alone won’t deliver, you need luck – three ways you can create your own luck!
Have you ever toiled with a cursed IT Project? Imagine your server not arriving because there is a man standing on a gantry on the M1, shutting it for 28 hours. Imagine your kit arrives with American plugs. Imagine your lead architect getting stuck in Iceland because of a volcano …Read More »
When motivating IT Project Management team members, praise, gratitude and recognition for ‘a job well done’ can be as powerful as a raise, a bonus or a promotion. If not more so. Think about it yourself. Your monthly salary is what you’ve earned in return for your services – that’s …Read More »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »