On most projects thinking sooner or later turns to stakeholders. Unfortunately, it is usually later rather than sooner. Stakeholder management is regularly kicked off only when there is a problem with stakeholders. Stakeholder management is one of those parts of project management that is often treated as an after-thought. Stakeholders can be viewed as irritants […]
I regularly interview and otherwise engage with lots of project and program managers. Sooner or later the conversation turns to how good they are at their job, and usually pretty soon into this conversation the response comes that they have a great track record. Their great track record is justified because they have repeatedly delivered […]
In this article I have re-worked some old themes that people who have heard me speak may have heard before. I want to go through them again for several reasons: firstly because they are still worth saying again; secondly, because my thinking on this issue evolves; and finally, as I’ve just written a new project […]
I want to describe a scenario. It’s one we are all familiar with: it’s month end and status reports are due. Let me describe a bad case of this scenario, (a situation that each of us has probably seen time and again).