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:
Probably the most obvious, and talked about change, after the release of Oracle Primavera P6 R8.0 was the shift of administration from the desktop client to the web application. This shift was further emphasized in P6 R8.1 when the Web Access application
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
The focus of many businesses today is doing more with less. Project managers are encouraged to save time and money on projects. Business leaders are set tough targets for improvements to the bottom line.
In offices all around the country, Friday afternoons are timesheet time. Everyone from the technical team to the project managers has a little grumble about the administrative overhead of filling in a timesheet.
An upcoming event that we are big fans of, is the PMO Symposium 2011 which is a 4 day event held in Orlando, Florida. This event, organized by the PMI and its Program Management Office Community of Practice, will
Enterprise Project Management (EPM) and Earned Value Management (EVM) are sometimes consigned to the trash can of “good in theory, shame it didn’t work here.” After the hard work of implementation, lack of