There are many articles on the web about building an online business. But they don’t look at the project management aspects.
Issue management seems a basic part of project management and pretty straightforward. Experienced project managers deal with it day-to-day. But is it?
If you work in Project Management for long enough, you will inevitably encounter this: project deferral. For one reason or another, your project needs to be put on hold. Why does this happen? And what do you need to do, during the deferral period and when your project re-starts? And what are the critical things […]
One of the joys of Project Management is the constant need for problem-solving. The novelty and uncertainty of a project environment constantly throw up surprises. So, a Project Manager needs to be adept at solving problems. In this article, we look at problem-solving and offer you a structured, systematic approach.
No-one wants to have a failing project on their hands. But it happens. And the solution is ‘Project Turnaround’. So, every Project Manager needs to know how to rescue a failing project. In this review article, we’ll talk you through the five project turnaround steps. These will let you recover your project and set it […]
As a Project manager, you need to be prepared to learn from many different places. And, from the world of marketing, you can learn a lot about how to plan your stakeholder engagement campaign. You are a project manager. You care about getting things right. So you plan meticulously, identify threats and take steps to […]
There’s one distinctive sign that your project is going well. A stakeholder approaches you in the corridor. ‘We’re very pleased with how your project is going…’ they say. ‘The only thing is… we’ve changed out minds.’ Oh no. This is a job for Project Change Control. Even on the most traditional of projects, you will […]
Project Definition is not just the first substantial stage of your project. It is also the foundation upon which you will build your whole project. The rewards for getting your Project Definition right are matched only by the penalties of getting it wrong. So it’s time we took on defining your project with one of […]
A Project Business Case sets out why you should start your project. It gives an ‘analysis of the benefits and costs of making a change to the way things are done’. Decode the Jargon of Project Management Your Project Business Case is therefore a tool for senior people to make an informed decision. It is a vital […]
It is never a good idea to takeover a project someone else has started. There is too much risk that they will not have set it up to succeed. So what should you do if you have no choice? For whatever reason, you have to engage in a project takeover, and you want to make […]