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Never blow an IT project budget again

Never blow an it project budget again

Most of my friends, colleagues and clients are forecasting that IT budgets will increase during 2017 but according to a recent survey, many CIOs say that managing and implementing those budgets is getting tougher. Which, I suppose, stands to reason. With greater budgets comes greater responsibility and every organisation wants …

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Project Governance

project governance

  Does Project Governance really help?   In 2015, a study conducted by PMI (Project Management Institute) revealed that project delivery remains a challenge for most companies. It emerged that 45% of projects are not on budget, 7%  exceed the allotted time and 56% do not provide the expected value. …

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Why you need a CIO on the board

why you need a cio on the board

Only four specialist IT professionals have made it into the boardrooms of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies. Put that another way ninety-six of the UK’s biggest firms have no tech representation on their board! I think this should be a major action plan for EVERY company or organisation. OK, a …

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2017 brings a major update to PRINCE2®: Equipping professionals for project success in a swiftly-evolving world

PRINCE2, the world’s most-practiced method for project management, has undergone a major update, its first since 2009.  Long recognized globally for delivering successful projects, PRINCE2 is the method of choice for over a million certified practitioners worldwide. The updated guidance, due for release in mid-2017, will place a strong emphasis …

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Would Santa be a great Project Manager?

would santa be a great project manager?

Santa delivers his project on time every year, despite its scope increasing year after year due to increased numbers of children – naughty or nice. Sure, the big man has a year to prepare to make sure he nails it and the methodology is tried and tested to the extreme …

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As 27% of CIOs predict increasing the number of IT contractors on their books – how not to get handcuffed to expensive retainers

What's the P in your PMO

One of the greatest arguments for hiring contractors over permanent staff is reduced headcount – when work is quiet you want fewer “bums on seats” waiting for something to do. I am therefore surprised to find many companies are voluntarily tying themselves into contracts with contractors that effectively do this …

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