In most instances a project team is a group of individuals brought together for a finite period of time to achieve the goals of the project. They may have been recruited specifically for the project, supplied by a vendor or sub-contractor, seconded from different departments or perhaps most likely, some combination of all three. Read the rest of this entry »
Finishing projects to time and cost and scope is overrated.
Taking a traditional project management approach of finishing on time, to cost and within scope isn’t always applicable to projects. Projects that focus on business change for example; is it necessary to have the organisation functioning 100% as was designed? Or will 70% do? Could you be moving on to the next project that will deliver benefit more easily, or a higher return on investment? Obviously this thinking can only be applied to certain projects, 70% of a bridge wouldn’t be success in anyone’s eyes. Read the rest of this entry »
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Your organisation may have a defined process for selecting and starting projects but more often than not many clients take a surprisingly ad-hoc approach. This article looks at the early stages of a project focusing on a number of practical recommendations. Read the rest of this entry »