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Neville Turbit has had over 20 years experience as a Project Management and IT consultant and almost an equal time working in Business. He is the principal of Project Perfect, a Project Management organisation based in Sydney, Australia that specialises in helping companies put in place the "Project Infrastructure" to better manage projects.

Lessons on the Wrong Resource

Here is a lesson I learned when doing a project review.  I guess I knew it all along but it was certainly brought home to me when I did the review. A large public corporation had just finished a project.  It had been difficult to say the least.  It was …

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Lesson on Risk Management

Having been in project management for many years, there are lots of examples of how applying the right approach has proven successful.  Here is one relating to risk management. In a major company wide project to implement a new system, we spent several weeks doing the planning.  It was evident …

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Lesson on Managing Variations

A lesson I learned many years ago from a very experienced project manager related to managing the changes in a project. The project was nearing completion but was over budget and over time.  I was not managing the project.  It was being managed by a colleague from the same company …

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Lesson on Managing Issues

PMP Certification

Here is another lesson I learned from a real life project.  This one relates to managing issues.  On one occasion I was called in to look at a struggling project.  The project had about 100 staff but seemed to be going around in circles.  Progress had slowed if not stopped. …

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Lesson on Identifying the Outcome and the Problem.

What is the problem the project is trying to solve?  Think about your current project.  Can you answer that question?  Why is it even important? Every project is trying to solve a problem.  The problem may be: We cannot cross a river There is an opportunity to claim a niche …

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Project Management by Milestones

I often see project managers spend hours using their project management software to track each variation to a task.  First it would take 2 days, and then 2.5 days then 3.5 days then back to 2.5 days.  Is this what project management is all about?  I would strongly suggest not.  …

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Project Management Software For More Than Just The Schedule

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What comes to mind when you say project management software?  Typically Microsoft Project.  Maybe something like Primavera or another scheduling package but creating the schedule is only part of what a project management tool needs to do. Project management is not just about managing the schedule.  Here are some other …

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