Project plans are of course about the future, and everything about the future has some uncertainty associated with it. When a task’s duration is estimated to be 5 days it is accepted that this will probably not turn out to be precisely true.
Jon Swain, President of Ten Six Consulting, predicts that cloud computing, outsourcing, the economy, Agile leadership and change management will drive project management during 2012.
As a Ten Six’s strategic European partner, Kinley Consulting’s Managing Director Janet Parkin predicts the top 5 project trends for 2012. These include virtual teams, social technology, green projects, project value and PMOs will be the trending topics for project management in 2012. With the Olympics just around the corner, 2012 is going to be […]
Letting your project team improvise on projects sounds a little unconventional. After all, the point of having a plan and good change control procedure is so that the team knows where it is headed and stays on track.
We all like to think we do a quality job on projects, but in reality what ‘quality’ means to one person is not necessarily the same as what ‘quality’ means to another. So it is important to establish at the beginning of a project how you will manage to a quality result. Quality Management! Luckily, […]
Risk management is a core skill for project managers, and our consultants take the management of project risk very seriously. That’s understandable. When you are measuring the success of projects against certain criteria, managing risks against those
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got,” goes the saying. If you think in the same way as you always have, you will find it difficult to come up with new solutions to problems. Add a few new people to the project team, and you’ll have a […]
It isn’t always an easy road for projects. Regardless of how good the management tools are and how good the team is, sometimes projects end up classified as ‘Red’ or ‘Troubled’. This can happen for a number of reasons, including:
This week, Oracle announced Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition with powerful new reporting capabilities. Oracle’s Business Intelligence Publisher replaces Sybase’s InfoMaker as the report writer
The world of work has shrunk significantly in the last 20 years and it is now very common to be working with overseas partners on projects. This could be as part of an outsourcing arrangement, or through the offshoring model, which is common in