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Stakeholder Engagement

5 Ways to Improve Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement becomes increasingly important in all areas of business life.  Projects need to work closely with people to succeed.  But how can you expect the project team to meet all the demands of their stakeholder engagement expectations.   Agreeing a common understanding of stakeholder engagement Each group, and sometimes

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Team Project Planning

Building better Project Plans

With the range of project planning tools increasing all the time, we have clear opportunity to build better project plans..  There has never been more choice in how you can document and use your project plan.  But seemingly, just like the wealth of choice we have now in Television, Films

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Why is Data Analytics important to PMOs

Trends in big data and business analytics are growing year on year.   Project Management and PMOs need to stay up with trends to maintain and increase performance from projects.  Data analytics is at the core of changing the way PMOs can add value. Where to capture data Using data to change the way projects

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Thoughts on Risk Assessment

Thoughts on Risk Assessment

All projects have risks in some form.  As a project manager you should have a clear assessment of the risk involved in your project.  But although most project management best practices recommend a clear risk assessment of some form at the planning stage of a project; many do not achieve

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Resource Management

Why is it resource and not people management

Getting resource management under control is a key element of any project.  Projects rarely complain that they have too many resources.  But is resource management only about people; that being the case why not call it people management or staff management.  Most project management functions seem to treat resource management

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self organising team

Chimpanzees self-organise their teams, so are they Agile

New project managers are told to focus on the product and embrace the agile way. Do not focus on the project but focus on its end goal. Time, budget, and scope are not important. The flexible approach of a self organising team will deliver results. Being hung on up estimates,

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Top Posts

Do you get the most from your RAID log

All projects should have some form of RAID Log. (Usually covering Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies).  The default tool seems to be a spreadsheet, usually Microsoft Excel.  Another common theme is that RAID logs are populated at the beginning of the project and the rate of maintenance drops as the

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Becoming a data driven PMO

PMOs that collate data across all projects in their portfolio have a wealth of information. This can help to form the foundation of a data driven PMO.  Identifying key additional data that allows meaningful analysis is key to progress.  Going on to use this pool to establish how well projects

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SharePoint as a PMO tool

SharePoint when used correctly can be a useful and productive collaboration tool.  It can allow projects and programmes to manage and share data while controlling their own access and security.   A mistake many organisations make when moving to SharePoint is using it as simply a shared drive. SharePoint can of

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