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 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
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?
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
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
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
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.
It doesn’ t depend on the projects, or not only: it depends on your programme or programs, your business, your strategy, and so on. Sure, there are many factors inherent to the projects in themselves, but projects are created to meet some needs. You should choose the one meeting your needs, goals and expectations to … More How do you Choose between two Projects?
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
Send everyone a present by post, something nice and meaningful. Other possibility: send them something useful, e.g., something useful in every household – even for singles. For ladies, white flowers could be a solution; for gentlemen, sports tickets and the like. Do not forget to add a note!