We Cannot Afford a Project Manager

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 26-Aug-09 At ProjExc, we often meet clients who have previously fallen into the trap of believing that ‘anyone can manage a project’ (more on that in a separate post).  It’s interesting to observe that learning this in all-too-painful a way is often followed by another trap.  That… Read More

Project Management Tools and Software

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 07-Jul-09 We have now started compiling the latest update for our PM Tools and Software Listing for our Project Management Portal. If you use something and would like to tell us a little about it, we’d love to hear from you.  Ideally please provide a rating (1-5, 1… Read More

To PRINCE2 or not to PRINCE2

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 20-May-09 As regular readers of this blog will know, we have mixed views on PRINCE2 usage.  We note that The Centre for Project Management Practice 2009’s debate is focussing on one of the most hotly disputed topics in current project management research and practice today. 2009 sees the… Read More

Free Online Gantt Chart Tool

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 18-May-09 For clients who occasionally need to create GANTT Charts or project timelines, investment in a project planning tool such as MS Project, Merlin or OmniPlan just isn’t appropriate. We’ve recently been testing a free Software as a Service (SaaS) tool which appears to do the… Read More

Project Management Matters

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 20-Apr-09 The current turmoil in the world economy is taking recognition of Project Management as a core business competence to a new level. The fundamental principles are fairly stable, but the knowledge of how to apply them remains in high demand. Over recent years, Project management has… Read More

No Such thing as “can’t”

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 29-Sep-08 Parents are constantly enabling the beliefs of their youngsters, by helping them to understand that they can achieve their goals and aspirations, they just may not yet have learnt how to. As one gets older this remains true, whilst there is another block to success… Read More

Frustrated by Project Failure?

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 22-Sep-08 Every day we come across more reasons for project failure, and it’s rare that they can’t be boiled down into a small number of headings. We were interested to see a summary of 5 reasons on the Project Management Hut blog recently: Executive Level Non-Support.… Read More

Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 22-Sep-08 These days, many companies are finding that an effective way to evaluate the entire portfolio and control costs is to use a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution, which make it easier to look at projects as an aggregate collection of cost centres to help identify… Read More