Project Management and History – Napoleon seen by de Gaulle

Project Management and History – Napoleon seen by de Gaulle Napoleon took genuine care of his people Napoleon was a Project Manager He was a leader – Managing qualities alone are not enough Training Tools instead of training? Both Napoleon and Charles de Gaulle are well known; no words about them are needed. Less known … More Project Management and History – Napoleon seen by de Gaulle

Project Management of events

On Saturday, I attended an international event in Treviso (Italy): international popular traditions. There were groups from Italy, France, Buryatia, Serbia and Senegal. I don’t know how the festival was organized; what I know is that it was organized very well. It was clearly divided into different stages: parade, presentation, representations, grand finale. Modifications were … More Project Management of events

Project Management on Saturday – Special Cultural Event

This Saturday I have decided to write. Why? Yesterday evening a very nice event took place: a cultural event! A local group dedicated to fostering local culture organized the event: I was the project manager of such event. Let me tell you it was a real satisfaction – Bier, Kartoffelsalat, Würstel and the like notwithstanding … More Project Management on Saturday – Special Cultural Event

Thoughts on PRINCE2 as a Project Management Methodology

I got tired of all that despising PRINCE2: they say it is not a project management methodology, they say it is subordinate (e.g., it must work as a subordinate tool) to PMP (by PMI), and so on. All those “allegations” are just that, allegations: PRINCE2 is probably the best project management methodology one can find, … More Thoughts on PRINCE2 as a Project Management Methodology

You need good Project Management, honest People and good Training, not Processes

Even when adopting Project Management, in the end all is done by people. Technology changes and has to be adapted to the situation. Processes may change and SHOULD change. Moreover, I like to see processes as necessary bureaucracy, to be reduced to the minimum; they are a “necessary illness”. A firm needs products, not processes. … More You need good Project Management, honest People and good Training, not Processes

Project Management and Quality Improvement

Never forget you are dealing with an already operating quality system, i.e, you will need to adapt the project management methodology to the pre-existent situation. Quality improvement does not depend on a specific sector; therefore, just improve the existing system on the basis of your needs, for every project is different and there are no … More Project Management and Quality Improvement

KPIs for Manifacturers, Project Management & PRINCE2

Manifacturers and KPI matters? I know some perfect KPIs in this case: state of products and sub-products, i.e., completion percentage, time and cost to completion, costs sustained, benefits, and so on. Manifacturers like clear facts. If a product (mind, product, not process) is late, they will take all the necessary actions. This is the reason … More KPIs for Manifacturers, Project Management & PRINCE2

What if the Project go on indefinitely and/or Project People want to leave?

1) Re-evaluate the project and in particular its business case: IF it is still viable, close it in an orderly way and start another project; in doing so, make sure a product is going to be released. 2) If people want to leave (even if projects end quite regularly), I would say there is something … More What if the Project go on indefinitely and/or Project People want to leave?

Misfits of project management: ‘An e-mail from X-City’

https://projectmanagementprince2.wordpress.com/misfits-of-project-management/an-e-mail-from-x-city/   Introduction     This is an ironic newsletter – we like having fun. For those who did not read previous issues: http://www.righetconsult.com/newsletter Writing this issue was real fun 🙂   Some weeks ago, we received a strange e-mail from X-City; that e-mail was sent to the address anyone can find on our website. … More Misfits of project management: ‘An e-mail from X-City’