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David Cotgreave

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If you like David's blogs - he is now a published author - Straight Talk on Project Management (VOLUME III)- Free eBook. Why not download your copy today. http://www.stoneseed.co.uk/ebook David Cotgreave MBA, BSc (hons), PRINCE II, is Professional Services Director at Stoneseed, with over 20 years’ experience in IT Consulting. David has worked with organisations such as BT Engage IT and KPMG, before founding Stoneseed in 2009 and has gained considerable business experience whilst working with a wide range of organisations across the UK and Europe carrying out a range of strategy, review and implementation projects. David is currently responsible for leading the Programme and Project Management services offered by Stoneseed. Project Management as a Service (PMaaS) from Stoneseed offers clients access to Project Management staff, resources and tools at a flexible and predictable cost via a fully Structured Managed Service. www.stoneseed.co.uk

Your IT Project is only as strong as your weakest link

Thanks to a reader of my CIO.com column, Gareth, who wrote to me with an idea for an IT Project Management blog. "Hi David," he writes, "Have...

If, buts and maybes. Mind your IT Project language

Can certain words cast a negative shadow on Project Management thinking? Originally published on CIO.com I walked into a Project Management Office recently, and on the...

IT Project Management. Where did it all start to go right?

Interesting perspective this week from my friend and fellow IT Project Leader Malc. Malc emailed to tell me that he had recently reframed his team's...

‘You’re fired!’ One CIO’s strategy for greater effectiveness

Originally published on CIO.com A very novel way for CIOs to increase effectiveness A poster of Lord Alan Sugar just appeared on the wall of a...

IT Project Collaboration. When 1+1 equals more than 2

"Be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own," so said comedian and actress Amy Poehler. She's right. I...

IT Project Management: Where did it all go right?

"Have you ever wondered why over half of IT Projects fail?" said the voice on the other end of the phone. The cold caller hadn't...

How mergers and acquisitions can cement IT as a strategic business partner

In 2016, there were 227 successful inward M&A transactions (overseas firm buys UK one) worth £187.4 billion - the highest annual number since 2011...

5 Tips for effective on-boarding of IT project talent

A fresh perspective, different experiences and a whole new set of skills to learn from. When a new Project Manager joins there is a...

Horses for courses – Why your consultant should match your project and your culture

I just spent some time with an exasperated CIO. Frustrated by IT Projects that were failing time after time - completing late and over...

Remote control: how to support a virtual IT project

I remember reading a report called "The Challenges of Remotely Managing A Project". It must be more than ten years ago now and it's...

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Training project teams on global projects

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Project Management Lessons learnt from Covid Holiday Disruption

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Project management for the ‘new normal’

We live in strange times. Who would have thought last year that 2020 would be the year of Covid-19, the year of...

Long-Term Strategies To Help Manage Your Team Remotely

The world has changed profoundly since COVID-19. No one saw a global pandemic coming but now isn’t the time to panic. Instead,...

10 Steps for Planning and Implementing a Successful Branding Project

Your brand is perhaps your most valuable asset. It defines your organisation’s reputation and visibility in the market. The strength of your...