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Lessons Learned: Plan A or Die is Not a Contingency

In the early life of this blog I shared thoughts on ‘Why Projects Fail’.  It was written with hindsight of working on multiple projects a year, over many years.  686 more words

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Project Management (University of Virginia) Lesson 3 of 4

Risks and Projects

There are several dimensions of uncertainty (Lock, DeMeyer, Pich, 2006):

  1. Foreseeable uncertainties (can be positive or negative, but we can think, articulate and conceptualize how we deal with them) …
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Project Management (University of Virginia) Lesson 2 of 4

According to management guru, Peter Drucker, an action plan is

  • a statement of intentions, but it is not a commitment
  • not a straitjacket – it should not restrict the operations of the business…
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Why You Should Always Project Manage

Some organisations are able to deliver projects successfully, whilst others struggle to reap any sort of benefit from a project.

Do you recognise any of these traits? 160 more words


What Can You Do With A General (Theory of Project Management)?

For those wondering about the origin of the title, it’s (the first part) from an old Bing Crosby song by Irving Berlin.  Blogging has been slow due to travel and some minor travel-related wear and tear.  351 more words

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Stakeholders and Project success

FACT: PM is as much about people management as it is project management.

Communicating and managing stakeholders effectively in change delivery is absolutely paramount to project success. 79 more words


Project Recovery: First, Make Sure It’s Dead

The two hunters joke pivots on a double-entendre.  Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them stops breathing and collapses.  The second one calls the emergency services, and the operator advises, “Firstly, make sure he’s dead”.  551 more words

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