The Project Management Office (PMO) in a business or professional enterprise is the department or group that defines and maintains the standards of process, generally related to project management, within the organization. The PMO: Strives to introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects. Aims to reduce project risk through common practice & quality assurance. […]
Essentials overview by Roger Davies, Managing Director Impact Dynamics [ribbon-light]What is Value Management?[/ribbon-light]Value Management is about delivering more for less. It addresses the fundamental imperative in our current dire economic climate to grow wealth whilst consuming fewer resources and incurring less cost. Value Management is outcome focused, meaning that we are principally concerned with delivering […]
The annual Risk Decisions conference is one of Europe’s premier risk management networking and learning events, and gathers together risk management professionals working in all sectors from across Europe. It is taking place on Thursday 3rd November at the Oxford Belfry Hotel, near Thame, Oxfordshire.
If you walk into the headquarters of a number of well-known leading UK companies and said “RACI Matrix” you would receive murmurs of acknowledgment, yet many in the project management field have never come across this simple acronym.
By Ira Blake, author of Project Managing Change, pub. Financial Times / Prentice Hall Just think… how hard it is to change our own, individual behaviour no matter how keen we are to do so – all those broken diets, short-lived exercise programs and failed attempts to give up smoking. Getting hundreds or thousands of […]
Do you know the number 1 reason why projects fail? Scope creep/lack of scope definition. Projects form from ideas, responses to demand, changing situations & legislation. These drivers solidify into projects and many projects are initiated with urgency; Project Managers start to grapple the project before they are truly ready, baked, defined.
‘Our customers really love us, so they don’t care if their projects are late and don’t work.’ Is this what you think? Is this what your project ‘customers’ are really saying? How about this? ‘We figure it’s more profitable to have 50% overruns than to spend 15% on project management to prevent them.’ Do you […]
This year we are again taking part in some of the UK’s leading exhibitions where we will be showcasing our services and presenting on a wide range of topics to audiences. Below is an outline of the exhibitions with details of our involvement.
Making the most effective use of time available is a very powerful skill. It is likely you can think of more tasks to do today than you have time to complete. Many people go as far as writing a “to do” list, which often fills a page and is impossible to complete. No matter how […]
Project management can be a balancing act. On one hand, you’re the Clark Kent type, sitting at a desk prepping a project plan or status report while waiting for a call or email that needs your immediate attention. On the other hand, you’re out and about solving issues and making decisions that will impact your […]
I have advocated “business led” or “benefits driven” project management since 1997 when the first edition of The Project Workout was published. I argued that a project should only be undertaken if it benefits the organisation. Looking back 14 years, it all seems so obvious. Why would anyone embark on a project with no benefits?
[ribbon-light]Learning About Identities[/ribbon-light]My interest lies in understanding the managers of projects, the nature of their identities. This is an important issue for the profession. Much training is concerned with standards and toolkits, as if project managers can be defined in terms of their familiarity with such artefacts. But the body of knowledge in which embryo […]