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 David Cotgreave

IT Project Management – Successful Outcomes Are Won And Lost In The Numbers.

IT Project Management – Successful Outcomes Are Won And Lost In The Numbers.

I’m often parachuted into organisations to consult with or coach project managers and leaders who have become lost. It could be that a project has blown off course from its business aligned goals, it could be running late or over budget, perhaps key project talent keeps leaving or in some cases the whole project may […]

 David Cotgreave

Balancing The IT Project Management Skills You Need With The Talent & The Resources You Have – Is PMaaS The Silver Bullet?

Balancing The IT Project Management Skills You Need With The Talent & The Resources You Have – Is PMaaS The Silver Bullet?

“To achieve success in all the projects that my Project Management Office is handling I need either an extra twenty staff or an extra twenty hours in the week.” Sound vaguely familiar? Not enough hands on deck, not enough time…? Perhaps you find that your Project Management capabilities are lacking? It could be that it’s […]

 Luke S

Leading your team through a period of crisis – the mark of a good manager?

Leading your team through a period of crisis – the mark of a good manager?

All businesses will go through some form of crisis at least once in their lifetime. How the business comes through this is very much to do with the management style of those in charge. A great manager will be able to inspire a team through any difficulties and enable them to come through the other […]

 David Cotgreave

Knowing When to Say No

Knowing When to Say No

Created By: David Cotgreave I’ve written much about “Why Projects Fail” and each time most of the reasons are out there … someone else’s fault. But… What if, as a project management professional, you were to take a long hard look at yourself? Could there be any areas where your behaviour could cause a project […]

 Paul Naybour

Project Management Hints and Tips

The life of a project manager isn’t as easy as teammates would believe. A lot is needed to succeed as a project manager. Professional qualifications are a must but personal qualities can also make or break a project manager’s career. Here are some helpful tips for project managers to succeed – Good Listening Skills Are […]

 Lynda Bourne

Creating value from change

There is a steadily increasing focus within organisations on managing change and maximising the opportunities change is supposed to generate through realised benefits and value creation.  The question this post asks is ‘What are the responsibilities of the project manager when it comes to managing these changes?’ In part, the answer to this question depends […]

 Guest

Organizing Effective Project Meetings

Organizing Effective Project Meetings

Introduction Throughout our careers, we will face hundreds maybe thousands of meetings. Many approaches have been developed to ensure meaningful meetings but the objective remains the same – to have an effective and successful meeting deliberating, reaching agreement, assigning tasks or formulating plans. Nevertheless, many meetings can be just a meeting place where people exchange […]

 Sharifah Azzurah

5 Lessons to Learn from a Failing Project

5 Lessons to Learn from a Failing Project

Projects do fail – no matter how big or small the scale of a project, and a Project Manager cannot avoid the risk of a failing project. In 2013, for instance, Avon Products Inc. halted its $125 million SAP system rollout. This “Promise” project was a new sales order management system commenced in 2009 in […]

 Lynda Bourne

Project Reports and the PMBOK

One of the less well understood parts of the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition has been the significant refinement in the way project data is transformed into useful project reports; mainly due to the distributed information.  This short article will map the flow. The starting point is Chapter 3.8 – Project Information This section recognises information […]

 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 is usually attributed to Dr. Martin Barnes and the basic idea is that you can’t […]