David Cotgreave

Retaining Project Managers is hard – be smart retain project management capability instead.

Retaining Project Managers is hard – be smart retain project management capability instead.

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 almost seven out ten bosses, […]

 David Cotgreave

DevOps | The biggest challenge for the multisourcing sector in the next 24 months is also its biggest opportunity for growth.

DevOps | The biggest challenge for the multisourcing sector in the next 24 months is also its biggest opportunity for growth.

I believe that this is the biggest challenge for the multisourcing sector in the next 24 months but also its biggest opportunity for growth and a real opportunity to showcase what it does best – delivering results faster, cheaper and better. Gartner says that by 2016, DevOps will evolve from a Niche to a Mainstream […]

 David Cotgreave

Give your IT Projects a sporting chance. Make Project Management as a Service the first name on your team sheet.

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 get fast ramp up to […]

 David Cotgreave

Project Managers Must Develop “Executive Habits” To Get Greater Business Project Outcomes

Project Managers Must Develop “Executive Habits” To Get Greater Business Project Outcomes

IT Projects facilitate fulfilment of business strategy, they are the wheels of organisational change and the grease that makes them turn smoothly and most crucially, how they are executed can be the difference between failure and success – or m ore positively between success and the kind of success that gives you a real advantage […]

 Jean-Pierre Ullmo

Changepoint Launches Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’, barometerIT, In Europe

Changepoint Launches Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’, barometerIT, In Europe

Leading SaaS solution for integrated portfolio planning and analysis to form major tenet of Changepoint’s new Business Execution Management Platform

Changepoint, a leading provider of business execution management solutions, is launching barometerIT, an innovative SaaS-based solution for enterprise portfolio management (EPM), in Europe. barometerIT enables organizations to accelerate business and IT transformation initiatives and better align strategy with execution in real time as updates and changes occur. The barometerIT solution is an integral part of […]

 David Cotgreave

7 Reasons Why CIOs Should Love Project Managers

7 Reasons Why CIOs Should Love Project Managers

              “Only two CIOs I’ve ever worked for over the past 15 years have really cared about Project Management.” These are the words of Colin Ellis, a CIO from Australia, in his fascinating blog “CIOs need to care more about project management”1 published by CIO.com. He goes on, “Don’t […]

 Paul Naybour

What is the difference between Project, Programme and Portfolio Risk Management

What is the difference between Project, Programme and Portfolio Risk Management

With the APM re-writing the Body of Knowledge being extended to cover project, programme and portfolio management can we expect different approaches to risk management each or will the same process apply to each level in the same way. What is the project risk management process? The project risk management process is well known. With initiate the […]

 PeterTaylor

Project Managers – Get Published and Share your Knowledge

Project Managers – Get Published and Share your Knowledge

Having my first book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ published by Infinite Ideas changed my professional life. I had ambitions to widen my audience and to get on to the international speaking circuit. It was only once I had a book to support and promote me that I began to be noticed. A book lends gravitas and […]