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What is benefits realisation management (BRM)? Benefits realisation management is about knowing where you want to get to, knowing how to get there and knowing you have arrived. That means: Identifying objectives and benefits to clarify the reasons why you are undertaking the project and what you expect to get from it; Designing enablers and […]
A key consideration for any good Project Manager is clear communication with senior stakeholders. Those that shape your immediate career prospects or fund the project for which you have been given responsibility, must be kept informed and updated.
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 […]
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.
The first thing everyone always says about a project is that it is finite, it always has a start and an end. As the PRINCE2 manual goes on to say “If the project loses this distinctiveness, it loses some of its advantages over purely operational management approaches” . So if it is so key to […]
Learning from performing any task is essential. Finding out what works and what does not is a positive way to achieve this and should improve future approaches and therefore likelihood of success. This learning process is integral to everyday life, but often runs into difficulty when applying it to projects.
The Microsoft Project Server (PPM Solution) provides organisations with the potential to communicate timely, relevant and up to date project information to users across all hierarchical levels, from Team Members at the base of the organization to Executives at the very top.
One of the primary reasons often cited for project failure is scope change. Change within a project is not itself a bad thing and will happen whether we like it or not. After all, every project is by definition a unique event and with anything that is unique there is inherently a certain amount of […]
But I’m a Graduate, What Other Project Management Qualifications Would I Need?! For those of you recently graduating, or soon to graduate congratulations. Perhaps I should say commiserations as you leave the comfort of the immediate social network of University life, the continuous pull of cheap nights out and the dodgy hairstyles. It is unfortunately […]