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
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
They speak of change but they never say in a clear way what they want, usually because … they do not know what they want. A change needs clear goals and clear ways to get those goals: that is seldom done. Team members think “Ok, you [the boss] want us to change but we don’t … More Why is it so Difficult to Introduce Change in a Business Environment?
That is a committee, not a team. It depends on the situation: do team-members come from the same culture and/or background? I can point out it does not seem to be a team, for no one has authority; it seems to be some sort of committee, in which case I recommend you to read the … More Teams with no Team Leader
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.
Ogni tanto vengono alla luce strane idee. Ad esempio, ci sono persone convinte che il modo in cui i membri di un team di progetto si siedono attorno al tavolo influisca molto sul team e sul progetto. La cosa è bizzarra, perché è ben noto che i team members si sederanno sempre nello stesso posto … More Idee “Strane” sul Project Management
The Management should be giving necessary directions – a Project and/or team will always need directions, clarifications, and so on. The team needs skills and/or funds that were (maybe) promised … they need help. What to do of a change request by customers? And so on.
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!
What should you do? 1) I remind everyone of the common goal; they must reach a goal, therefore they should try to understand each other. One can do whatever he/she wants, he/she will never obtain much unless they understand they need the will to work together without paying attention to cultural details. 2) In general … More Multicultural Teams experiencing Relationship Problems
In generale, si può applicare PRINCE2 a tutti i progetti (con i necessari adattamenti alla situazione). PRINCE2 ha il vantaggio di essere partito (PRINCE) come metodologia di Project Management per ICT; in seguito, visto il successo eccezionale di PRINCE, è nato PRINCE2 valido per tutti settori. Fra l’altro, lavora molto bene con ITIL (che viene … More PRINCE2 ed il SW