Project Management

Agility and Project Management

By Manskills / October 1, 2015 / Comments Off on Agility and Project Management

It’s really not surprising that everyone wants to be associated with a concept called agile. In today’s cut throat world we all want to be perceived as quick, nimble and open to every possibility to drive the business forward. Agile techniques are often aligned with lean and six sigma methodologies, commonly used in manufacturing to…

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Seven top Project Management trends

By Manskills / September 30, 2015 / Comments Off on Seven top Project Management trends

An article by Charles Orton –Jones looks at emerging global PM trends 1. Dedicated project management office. ( PMO ) Amateur PM is over, now you need to be a PM professional. In 2015, London held it first PMO summit. Richard Goold at Moorhouse comments ” More and more organisations have developed a level of…

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How to spot the signs of a failing project

By Manskills / September 28, 2015 / Comments Off on How to spot the signs of a failing project

Statistics suggest that, in the UK, as many as 70% of large scale public projects end in failure with consequences being loss of public money. Signs of impending disaster are often visible at the outset when best practice can be used to increase the chances of success. Examples given by author Alison Coleman are;- The…

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How important is your executive sponsor?

By Manskills / September 26, 2015 / Comments Off on How important is your executive sponsor?

According to Mark Langley, President and chief executive of the Project Management Institute, the executive sponsor is extremely important. Having the right project champion in your corner is the difference between success and failure. He says that the sponsor should have a thorough knowledge of the project, and how it is related to, and impacts…

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Building a dynamic new profession

By Manskills / September 24, 2015 / Comments Off on Building a dynamic new profession

Raconteur is a Publisher of special-interest content to the world’s leading media brand. Effective Project Management is the key to delivering projects on time and within budget says Dan Matthews in the report. Research shows that high performing organisations create a culture of project management. The PM industry suffers from two problems, the report says…

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Project management –a new perspective from Raconteur

By Manskills / September 21, 2015 / Comments Off on Project management –a new perspective from Raconteur

Our recent look at project management as part of the management skills course -managing the business – was very well received. So when I saw that Raconteur had published a special report on the topic in The Sunday Times, I was interested to see what information they had that would be of value to our website visitors.…

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