Brainstorming and Project Management

Let’s begin by pointing out something very important: brainstorming is not project management, nor is brainstorming anything more than a “tool”. Is brainstorming a tool? Brainstorming is just another name for open discussion: nothing more, nothing less. Now, everyone can’t but agree on this point: discussion is fundamental, provided … it is positive discussion, i.e., … More Brainstorming and Project Management

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

Tip – How do you Choose between two or more Projects?

This entails many considerations, but we will try to be brief and to concentrate on fundamental concepts: just 7 minutes. It doesn’t depend on the projects, or not only: it depends on your programme or programs, your business, your strategy, and so on Surely there are many factors inherent to the projects themselves, but projects … More Tip – How do you Choose between two or more Projects?

Projects – First know your Team People, then the Customer

That’s everyone’s say: “The customer first, know your customer“. That’s true, but … how much is it true? Knowing the customer without knowing your project people is going to create bad results. In a few words, first know yourself, then your customer. Moreover, for whatever reasons, customers (at least some of them) are going to … More Projects – First know your Team People, then the Customer

Case Study: you want to Change, but Users in the Firm/Department resist

What is going to change? In our case, a new project management solution is required: let’s assume you want to introduce Change Control in your projects. Let’s deal with the worst case: final users in the firm or departments resist change and … unfortunately some middle-managers/team leaders would like the new system to fail; final … More Case Study: you want to Change, but Users in the Firm/Department resist

Project Management in an IT Environment – How to convince Executives of its Necessities

Tell them projects need a tailored organization, therefore they should take people from different departments (what are departments there for, otherwise?). That means the project/program manager needs the executive’ authority. Project management is a discipline, therefore it makes no sense to split it between IT and other sectors.