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Scope Creep

Scope creep is one of the biggest issues in modern projects because many projects...

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Poor Requirements

Poorly defined project requirements are not as uncommon as you might think and they...

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The Feedback Sandwich – Tasty or Bitter?

By: Alison Wood I originally developed and posted this infographic out on my social networks,...

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Can Ethics and Big Business Sleep in the Same...

When I think of big business, I think of oil companies and steel manufacturers....

The populatiry of PRINCE2 Exams

The London 2012 Olympics used PRINCE2® – so can...

By Simon Buehring During 2012 a significant milestone was achieved. Not only was 2012...

4 Things You Can Say On Projects

July 27, 2014
4 Things You Can Say On Projects

Certain phrases or expressions are difficult for project managers to utter, as they could leave us feeling weak, vulnerable, or heaven forbid, make it look like we don’t know what we’re doing! The following article will discuss what those expressions are, and why it’s okay to occasionally include them...

When Program/Project Management Goes Well

July 27, 2014

By Philip Young Today has been a good day. I presented my end of program report to my steering committee. This has been a 12 month program of work comprising of multiple project teams delivering technology and business application changes across Rank Groups Casino retail trading estate. The great...

Corporate computing: Big Blue Apple

July 26, 2014
Corporate computing: Big Blue Apple

Wish they’d hurry up and invent the iPad WHEN he was the boss of Apple, Steve Jobs made little secret of his contempt for selling to big businesses. Once he even referred to their CIOs as chief information “orifices”, through which all orders must pass. Jobs felt that the...

Need some help managing your startup? Check out these 10 smart cloud tools

July 26, 2014
Need some help managing your startup? Check out these 10 smart cloud tools

By Kanika Sharma Managing a new company is daunting. Even more so in a time where the advancement of technology has led to the proliferation of utilitarian tools in the project management realm. Many technological experts have put in their efforts and brains to devise various tools that have simplified...

What Does Project Success Mean To You?

July 25, 2014
What Does Project Success Mean To You?

“I’m keen for this project to be a success,” said a politician I heard during an interview on the radio. I thought that was a strange way to put it. Aren’t we all desperately seeking success? “Keen” simply doesn’t seem to cut it – I want my project managers...

Project Retrospectives

July 25, 2014

By Andrea Gran My experience with retrospectives is mainly from agile scrum teams. At the end of each sprint we would run a combined retrospective and planning meeting. At the start of the meeting we would check the current status by looking at metrics such as; velocity, load factor,...

3 Effective Strategies to Help You Stop Procrastinating

July 24, 2014
3 Effective Strategies to Help You Stop Procrastinating

by James Frankton Do you struggle with procrastination or a lack of focus in life? Are you sick and tired of waking up in the morning full of hopes for things you want to complete… but by the time you go to bed they haven’t been done? Would you...

Building innovation into project management

July 24, 2014
Building innovation into project management

If your organisation is going to do any sort of substantive innovation, it needs to take on risk. That needs a different style of project management. Why do you do projects? For most organisations, the answer is usually something to do with change. “We need to add new features...

7 Tips For Managing Teams

July 23, 2014
7 Tips For Managing Teams

It would be lovely to think that all project teams work together in harmony, striving for a common goal, but in reality that isn’t the case. People come to work with a variety of different motivations and because of their prior experiences they all see and interpret situations slightly...

Project Creep and the Usability Pillar

July 23, 2014

By Darin Joncas Adopting a ‘think global, act local’ approach to your BI initiatives ensure projects don’t encounter “project creep”. This is where assets are pulled from the first project to make the second project successful then pulled from the second project to make the third project successful, and...


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Project Management

The Project Management Process has numerous complexities. There are many project management techniques, methodologies, skills and resources that can be utilised to effectively manage a project. Finding your way through these project management resources for some may seem like a bit of a minefield. Read more

Business Analysis

Business Process Analysis and Business Requirements Analysis are both two of the most important aspects of any project. Business Process Analysis and Process Re-engineering can be the foundation stones of a project. The way users and systems interact with each other all constitute processes. There are a number of techniques to effectively analyse processes. Read More

Requirements gathering, analysis and documentation creates a kind of recipe for a project. Business requirements outline the core requirements of the business for the project. But this is not as easy as it may seem. Read more

Stakeholder Management

The management of your stakeholders is much more than the controlling of them. It is about identifying the right ones, engagement and communication with them and taking the journey of the project together. Read more

Change Management and Change Readiness

Change management is a growing practice in the project world and for good reason. The implementation of a project ultimately results in some kind of change, so an effective change management process is critical to the success of the project. Ensuring the business or customers are ready for the change is just one important component of the change management process. Read more

Roles and Responsibilities

Project Management Roles and Responsibilities are essentially what enables a project to function. Allocating task, assigning roles and understanding each and every person’s responsibility is essential to a smooth running and efficient project. Read more

Scope Change Management

Scope creep is commonly blamed for project overruns. It doesn’t have to be hard, scope change control management is quite a simple process, you just have to define how it will work, communicate the process and do it. Read more

Team Management

You can’t have a project without a team. Effective team management is vital to not only the successful running of a project, but it is vital to the success of resulting change. You need to consider everyone impacted as part of the team. Read more