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

The cat is out – On Attitudes towards Project Management Methodologies

‘The cat is out‘, it was once said. Why is it that just publishing a poll attracts so many (even “personal”) attacks? Instead of answering the poll, many people attacked the concept: it appears that just asking “What is the success rate of projects managed [or not] with a Project Management methodology, according to your … More The cat is out – On Attitudes towards Project Management Methodologies

Outstanding Performance: KPIs

This is quite simpler than usually thought. People: they reach their goals with minimum costs and maximum benefits, whatever the situation; alternatively, they save the day in desperate situations. Firms: the same. This applies to both projects and business, to both project managers and team-members.

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

Who is the most important Stakeholder in a Project?

The person/s who is going to pay for costs and get benefits. Therefore, employees are excluded; true, they get the salary, but they can always change company. This as for all the chatters about stakeholders. True, stakeholders are very important but … never forget the basic truth: you are working to bring home some money, … More Who is the most important Stakeholder in a Project?