Traditional Project Managers Larger organisations (businesses and public sector organisations) usually have lots of projects and plenty of project management expertise in-house. Typically they will have a community of project managers looking after a mix of: product development internal change or transformation, and delivery of client projects. Very often these are supported by some flavourContinue reading “SME Project Managers – The Next Generation”
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What is a Project?
John Williams In December 2019 we did a little campaign demonstrating that not every organisation labels a project as such. ProjExc is a project management consultancy. We’ve been leading projects, and helping organisations to do their project management better for decades. It’s not surprising that we know what a project is. Occasionally we are remindedContinue reading “What is a Project?”
What is Agile Project Management?
Agile is a much used term in the modern business world, but it’s often a minefield for the uninitiated. With more than 50 methods, frameworks and approaches, 4 core values, 12 principles, 6 steps, more than 35 tools, and many misconceptions, where do you start and what (if at all) is right for you andContinue reading “What is Agile Project Management?”
Projecting the Future: APM’s Big Conversation around the future of the project profession
Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession, has embarked on a “Big Conversation”, encouraging project professionals to consider the future of the project profession and the challenges it is likely to face. Launched in 2019, the APM has embarked on a conversational journey, encouraging the profession to look at 6Continue reading “Projecting the Future: APM’s Big Conversation around the future of the project profession”
Using Portfolio Management as an Early Warning System
An important component of Portfolio Management, which is often either forgotten or not adequately considered, is regular independent snapshot reporting. Snapshot reporting can be an extremely effective early warning system for projects, programs and portfolios. Portfolio Management A portfolio is a group of projects and/or programs. Depending on the type of organisation, the portfolio mayContinue reading “Using Portfolio Management as an Early Warning System”
What is a project?
It is still a surprise when we’re talking with those who are not knowingly part of the project profession, how many don’t realise they have projects in their world. More importantly they don’t realise that if they did recognise their projects as such, and applied some PM techniques they have the potential to realise betterContinue reading “What is a project?”
How to Ensure your Strategic Initiative Succeeds
Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 09-Dec-13 A Project Needs A Manager No self-respecting business leader in the 21st century would consider delivering a project without a project manager (PM). The nominated PM may not be a project management professional, but regardless they will be expected to plan the project, oversee theContinue reading “How to Ensure your Strategic Initiative Succeeds”
Top 8 Considerations When Recruiting a PM
Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 29-Nov-13 Recruiting the right PM into your organisation is a big decision and often a huge investment, yet all too often the success is largely left to chance. Prepare and choose wisely, rather than take a gamble, and you’ll have a much better chance of ensuringContinue reading “Top 8 Considerations When Recruiting a PM”
The 3 Elements for Project Success
Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 10-Oct-13 On Wednesday 30th October our Founder, John Williams, will be talking to APM Midlands members about the 3 Elements for Project Success. The participative session will explore what makes project managers successful, and how to make effective use of readily available methodologies, tools and resources.Continue reading “The 3 Elements for Project Success”
Get a Grip of your Projects, and Cut Significant Cost Out of Your Business
Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 26-Jul-13 As project management consultants, we’re often asked by potential clients what they would need to invest in our services. Of course there is a cost involved in providing the service and clearly our success to date is based on our clients seeing the excellent value in whatContinue reading “Get a Grip of your Projects, and Cut Significant Cost Out of Your Business”
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