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 Adrian Dooley

Time to drop quality from project management

Time to drop quality from project management

OK! Now I’ve got your attention, I’m not really saying we should drop the idea of quality in project management, I’m just saying we should look at it in a different way. Take the ‘triple constraint’ for example. Its creation [...]

 Lynda Bourne

The three types of stakeholder communication

The three types of stakeholder communication

I touched on the subject of the fundamentally different types of communication needed to create a successful project outcome in a post earlier this month (read the post). The amount of feedback the post received, many people misunderstanding one of [...]

 Adrian Dooley

The human side of earned value management

The human side of earned value management

Some years ago, I was working in a company that manufactures and installs marine power plants around the world. One of their typical projects lasted for 4 to 5 years and contained many sub-projects which in themselves had a value [...]

 Adrian Dooley

The human side of risk management

The human side of risk management

or ‘The answer to risk management that isn’t working is not more risk management’ I was invited into the office of a Director of a large, regulated infrastructure business. In the UK, companies regulated in this way are obliged to [...]

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Are you using RAG status ratings to full effect?

Are you using RAG status ratings to full effect?

Do you know what RAG status ratings are? Maybe you haven’t heard them referred to in such a manner, and are more familiar with using ‘traffic lights’ to track the performance of your project. Visual cues are so much easier [...]

 Adrian Dooley

Projects fail for the same reasons fad diets fail – it’s simple but not easy!

Projects fail for the same reasons fad diets fail – it’s simple but not easy!

With depressing regularity, someone in a magazine or a social media site will ask “What are the top reasons why projects fail?” Unsurprisingly, such surveys come up with the same old answers time after time. The first example I ever [...]

 Lynda Bourne

What is the value of value?

What is the value of value?

The PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition recognizes the importance of organizations realizing value from their investment in a project. But what exactly is ‘value’?  The PMBOK® Guide (1.6) suggests value is a concept that is unique to each organization and encompasses [...]

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Using a Document Management System (DMS) To Manage Project Documentation

Using a Document Management System (DMS) To Manage Project Documentation

It isn’t surprising that with the continuous improvement and development of technology, businesses are also transitioning from traditional, paper-based documentation and manual management to electronic systems. This shift is not just about doing what’s currently in and new. Electronic document [...]

 Lindsay Scott

Project Managers Are Up For The Challenge

Project Managers Are Up For The Challenge

Project managers and business planners from across the country are set to meet at Project Challenge Spring Show which takes place 12 – 13 March 2014 at London, Olympia The event is a ‘must attend’ for anyone interested in the [...]

 Lynda Bourne

Know when to lose

Know when to lose

“Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit, and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in” (Aesop 620 BC-560 BC). Projects are an arena that can be fraught with conflict. Disputes and ‘fights’ [...]

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