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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

Tell IT Project Stakeholders what they need to hear… Not what they want to hear

Three IT Projects have recently been almost scuppered by the same thing. A crippling, debilitating disease that lies dormant for months before inevitably and...

The Perfect IT Project Planning Tool For You!

I'd only just arrived on a client visit this week and already this was my kind of conversation. "But Scoro has a real-time dashboard for...

Leaders are learners. How the best IT Project Leaders constantly improve

"When did you finish training to be a Project Manager?" asked the new member of a project team I work with from time to...

Why you should stop saying sorry in IT Projects

I was in a client's office kitchen with a project manager I was working with who with was making us both a cup of...

Aligning IT Project And Business Strategies. Why You Should. How You Can.

Previously published on cio.com Everything that your business does should be aligned with your business strategy. Here’s why.. My friend's business is delivering financial services and...

Since when did BA stand for bloomin’ amazing?

Previously published on CIO.com A great BA is worth their weight in gold, here’s why…… The IT business analyst role has traditionally been one that facilitates...

Straight Talk on Project Management VOLUME II – Free E-Book

With the success of my first eBook, I am delighted to publish Volume II. The book covers a wealth of topics from Stonseed's Project Management...

Fake news! How untruths, half truths and lies really hurt IT projects

In recent weeks, I've observed that there seem to be three ways of communicating 'news' in IT Projects. i) To communicate the news, update or...

Prioritising IT projects has never mattered more

  IT Project prioritisation is crucial for your organisation. Selecting the wrong projects, which don't deliver strategic value or the required ROI can impact the bottom...

7 Silver bullets to stop office politics killing your IT projects

Office politics! Working in IT Project Management, given the profession's prominent role in the facilitation of business strategy and driving business change, you'd think we'd...

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