David Cotgreave

IN THE SEARCH FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECT OUTCOMES – CONTEXT IS KEY

IN THE SEARCH FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECT OUTCOMES – CONTEXT IS KEY

Masters of the art of great IT Project management (just like those great football managers) will have to be more flexible and able to identify and respond effectively to changing stimuli.

By David Cotgreave – Professional Services Director at Stoneseed I heard a pundit on the radio this week talking about different styles of football management. He was listing the names of football coaches who would obdurately stick to their pre-match game plan no matter what, they were intractable and enjoyed a degree of success and […]

 Lynda Bourne

Level 5 Leadership

A Level 5 Leader (L5L) is an individual who blends extreme personal humility with intense professional will. The characteristics and success of these leaders were first identified by Jim Collins in 2001 and formed a central plank in his best selling book, ‘From Good to Great’. The Level 5 discovery derived from a research project […]

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How to Always Make Great Project Decisions

How to Always Make Great Project Decisions

I realize I said “always” in the title and that’s probably a little misleading.  Why?  Because it’s just not possible.  There’s no way we can guarantee that every project decision that we make as project managers on all of our engagements will be great decisions…or even good ones.   However, there are things we can […]

 Krishna Kumar

5 Human Hurdles in Project Management and Tactics to Overcome Them

5 Human Hurdles in Project Management and Tactics to Overcome Them

As a Project Manager you are rather familiar with buzzwords such as ‘Return on Investment (ROI)’, ‘Risk Analysis’ and ‘Iterative Planning’ among a host of other terms that are commonly used in your day-to-day activities. In fact, when it comes to project management, there’s generally a lot of business jargon that gets bandied about. Allow […]

 Elizabeth Harrin

Get your projects in shape in September

Get your projects in shape in September

Forget January for New Year’s Resolutions. The return to work after the summer holidays is the best time to get your projects in shape, says Jason Westland. LA HABRA, Aug 29, 2013 – Returning to work after the summer is the time when most project managers focus their minds on getting things straight on their […]

 Lynda Bourne

How to Suffer Successfully

How to Suffer Successfully

How to Suffer Successfully, is the title of chapter four in Alain de Botton’s first book of philosophy, How Proust Can Change Your Life. The same idea is the theme of The Adversity Paradox by J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings. The Adversity Paradox is full of inspiring examples of people who have suffered major […]

 Paul Naybour

Ten Benefits of Good Project Management

Ten Benefits of Good Project Management

The benefits of good project management serve all those who are involved in the process: the manager who is responsible for the project, the customer who is anxiously waiting for the completed project and the production team that gets this project up and running. Understanding benefits of professional management is not difficult, but they often […]

 Michelle Symonds

APMP: The Benefits of a Knowledge-Based Approach

APMP: The Benefits of a Knowledge-Based Approach

  Project Managers have very important roles in organisations across a whole range of industries. Their task to keep a project running within scope, on time and to budget is not confined to the job or project itself – they need to have a wide range of knowledge and skills to be successful. The success […]

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What is the APMP and How Can it Help Your Career?

What is the APMP and How Can it Help Your Career?

  Project Management is a fantastic and exciting career path, allowing you to work with all sorts of people on projects and products that are clever, interesting and innovative. But how do you break into such a competitive career? And once you’re a Project Manager, how do you stay at the top of your profession? […]

 Lynda Bourne

Controlling or Influencing? The real use of project controls

Controlling or Influencing?  The real use of project controls

Describing scheduling, Earned Value and financial management as ‘project controls’ is dangerous! The steering mechanism on a car is a control system, you move the steering wheel the front wheels turn; and if the car is in motion its direction of travel is altered. Control systems cause a change. Altering the duration of a task […]