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
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
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‘, 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
You must be careful, for a project is a dynamic thing. In a few words, things are going to change, no way; if you don’t adapt the project to the situation, the project is going to fail. That is the reason why I, as a PRINCE2 Practitioner, keep in contact with the customer more often … More Project Management, Projects and Bonuses
In a project management environment, Change Management is a part of project management’s: it deals with all the changes which are proposed during the project itself. In a few words, when a change to the project itself or to its product/s are proposed, such change is dealt with in an orderly (and pre-arranged) manner, i.e., … More Change Management & Project Management
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.
At this stage, the project manager should be a friendly advisor: he should discuss the matter in an informal way and help the management focusing on the matter. After that, and only after that, comes the true project manager role. Btw, this way the project manager and the management establish a rapport and begin on … More First Steps in a Project
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
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?