Four Simple and Free (to implement) Tips to do Projects Better

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Introducing change into any organisation is a challenge at the best of time. Of course, the best way to implement change is to identify and run projects to deliver on your change. But if your projects are always a chore, constantly behind schedule, people doing things differently and the same mistakes appearing regularly, you may say to yourself well what’s…

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What does a PMO do for a business?

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A PMO is a Project Management Office. It’s a function within an organisation that defines the standards for project management. And it can do a whole lot more than that too. The main purpose of a Project Management Office (PMO) is to make sure that projects and programs are run in a repeatable, standardised way.  A PMO maintains an overview…

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MSP – Use Programme Management to Deliver Strategic Change

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The ability of an organisation to successfully execute major strategic initiatives is fundamentally tied to proficiency in mastering programme management practices. Implementing business strategy through an integrated suite of projects typically presents considerable business, leadership, management and technical challenges that are profoundly demanding. Yet many organisations, while accustomed to the demands of managing individual projects, are ill-equipped to effectively handle…

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Are Your Projects Desirable Viable and Achievable?

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According to the PMIs (Project Management Institute) Report Success in Disruptive Times 2018, 55% of project failures are as a result of businesses pursuing the wrong projects, projects which will not provide benefits to the businesses or projects whose costs outweigh the benefits provided. This is a staggering figure given that these businesses would be recognised as some of the…

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A Process for Using Prince2

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Feedback I receive following the delivery of online and classroom Prince2 training will invariably include comments on the Prince2 processes.  The Prince2 processes can be challenging to get a grasp of for learners. My understanding of this is that they are completely new to the learner, unlike say risk, change and progress control which are familiar to everyone who has…

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Basics of PMO Setup

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According to the Project Management Institute; ‘the project management office (PMO) is easing its way into the mainstream. Yet to be truly effective, PMOs must reflect the organisational culture and strategy—or risk being dismissed as an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy.’ Those within the profession see a clear ROI and are increasingly implementing PMOs. The State of the PMO 2014 survey…

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Strategy to Execution – Why Project Management is Vital for Businesses

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A report by the Economist Intelligent Unit 2017 uncovered some startling facts about businesses struggle to convert strategy into a tangible thing such as a new product, brand, service or change. This report surveyed 500 senior executives with companies revenues of circa €1.1 billion worldwide. The executive summary is here https://www.brightline.org/resources/eiu-report/  and you can get the full report by the…

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