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How to fail well...

Failure Is the new success. Here are five ways that you can embrace...

5 Skills Needed To...

Why do projects fail? It's a question that invites a lot of interest and...

Embrace the change: Getting...

New IT systems for a growing business can be an exciting prospect and...

Does a Project Manager...

What makes a successful project manager is a combination of their academic abilities,...
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8 lessons IT Project Teams...

There are unexpected parallels even if, at first blush, horse trials and IT Project Management may seem worlds apart – I was struck by many similarities in the principles, the methods and the challenges. WORLDS APART Quickly, let’s compare the two.

How many hours overtime do...

Unpaid overtime increased sharply in 2023, according...

8 lessons IT Project Teams can learn from Chatsworth International Horse Trials

There are unexpected parallels even if, at first blush, horse trials and IT Project Management may seem worlds apart – I was struck by many similarities in the principles, the methods and the challenges. WORLDS APART Quickly, let’s compare the two.

8 lessons IT...

There are unexpected parallels even if, at first blush, horse trials and IT Project Management may seem worlds apart – I was struck by many similarities in the principles, the methods and the challenges. WORLDS APART Quickly, let’s compare the two.

How many hours...

Unpaid overtime increased sharply in 2023, according to a study commissioned by Rebel's Guide to Project Management. As the momentum from the Great Resignation...

From ‘a meh...

Experience and anecdotal evidence suggest that Bex isn’t alone in seeking a little bit more. In many organisations now, IT project teams feel that the necessary fixed scope, set budgets, tight deadlines, limited resources and defined roles and responsibilities, leave little or no room for experimentation and innovation. The thing is, if you’re getting the results, do you need the added sizzle of innovating? I think that you do.

Every IT project...

This is one of the things I love about Stoneseed, our team, and the culture we have evolved. When we talk about someone behind their back, it’s always positive and hugely complimentary!  If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, Dale Beeton is Stoneseed’s Head of Client Engagement and, as our clients will attest, he is one of those “extra milers” that make a real difference – and not just from a business perspective.

How to guide...

In general, an enterprise is built around the expected, and whilst this doesn’t ignore the possibility of change it is more likely that this...

Project Management: How...

Every organization understands the importance of having a good project manager to supervise the achievement of organizational goals and objectives. If an organization achieves...

Introducing a project...

Introduction Organisations who are new to running projects might want to begin using a project management framework, but they may not know where to start....

IT Project Management:...

The trainer was explaining the team’s fairly unique binary approach to scrum sprints, which effectively boils down to them having two duration categories – A) one week long and B) three weeks long. The new hire found this interesting and enquired about the reason behind this approach. In her last job, length and number of sprints would be decided at a goal setting meeting, a twelve-week scrum project could have 15–20 Scrum sprints, which could be as short as a handful of days and as long as a month. So, “Why?” seemed a reasonable question but it was met with either blank expressions or an unsatisfactory explanation. The trainer did not know, nobody on the team could answer either.

Total Enterprise Reinvention?...

The next couple of years will see extensive Digital Transformation and regeneration of many, if not most, businesses and organisations.   It’s not a bold or groundbreaking prediction, I mean, it’s happening already! Game changing technologies are revolutionising business operations and outcomes the so-called Industrial Revolution 4.0 is well underway, Accenture are even talking of an advanced group, The Reinventorsm who, they say are embracing “Total Enterprise Reinvention” – a “deliberate strategy centred on a strong digital core.”   Digital transformation, regeneration, reinvention – there’s quite the frisson of excitement where it’s happening … but I do foresee a problem that few are talking about …    … the digital elephant in the room is …   … where are all the IT Project Managers coming from to manage all these HUGE IT projects?
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