Risks and Issues – They are not the same!

risk management

If you talk with me long enough, you will find that I have conflicting opinions about the profession I love so much. Riddled with pretentious buzzwords and often hostage to the marketing professionals, project management is still one of the greatest competitive advantages a company has. In this post, I ...

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The Business Analyst Trends for 2015


One year on and the trends for the Business Analysis community are taken up a notch as the focus shifts to bedding in the BA role within projects and within organisations. Each year ESI publish trends and predictions for both project management and business analysis and in this article we ...

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The Challenges of the Agile PMO


I recently came across the following story: The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the water close to Japan has not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went further than ever. The further the fishermen went, the longer it ...

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Why are IT projects different?


I love working in IT. It’s so varied and IT projects range from kitting out new buildings with computers and telephones to designing bespoke apps. Although all projects in all sectors have their challenges, there are some unique considerations for IT projects. Let me tell you why IT projects are ...

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5 Skills for Project Sponsors


When project teams come together for the first time, the skills of the resources are mapped against the skills needed to be able to deliver the project successfully. This analysis shows where there are gaps. As a result, anyone in the team who needs training will get it. If they ...

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10 Timesavers For Your Project


I wish there were more hours in the day. I say this to myself at least once a day, normally as I’m reluctantly turning off my laptop about 8.30pm and winding down for the evening. If I had more time I’d craft more, spend more time with my family, exercise ...

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What is Your Project Learning Style?


There is a lot of importance placed on continuous learning: if you’ve done your PMP® study and passed the exam you’ll know that professional education doesn’t stop when you get your certificates. Many professional bodies have an obligation for members to carry on learning so that their skills are up ...

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