3 Big Programme Office Mistakes (that fuel complexity, bureaucracy and hinder progress)

Are you a Project Management Professional and you believe that the Programme Office (PMO) fuels complexity, bureaucracy and hinders progress? The big question is, “How can the Programme Office simplify Project Delivery and eliminate complexity and bureaucracy”? First of all, let’s look at the problem, and then what can be done to eliminate that complexity and bureaucracy. The Big PMO …

3 Tips To Get Started With Project Goals

There are two type of Project Managers, the task focussed Project Manager and the goal focussed one. Which one are you? Why Focus on Project Goals? Goal focussed Project Managers are focused on the outcomes of the project and it is always a challenge to get started with a new way of working, so here are three reasons why you …

What Would I Do Different (if started my Projects from Scratch)

As an experienced Project Professional I am often asked “what I would do differently if I was starting over to ensure that I always delivered my projects on time”. The One Thing One thing that really bugs me is how we have become obsessed with Project Management software, tools and methodologies and most Project Managers have lost sight of the …

Make 2017 Your Best Every Year

2017 and the new year is just around the corner and every year round about now I hear so many people expressing in shock “It’s only two weeks to Christmas, I just don’t know where the year has gone”. Well guess what? It happens every year at the same time, Christmas I mean. Every year we get 12 months to …

What To do When We Lose Our Heroes (Take Action)

It’s always sad when our heroes pass on to greater things and the real question is what can we take away from their death. As we come to the close of 2016 I’ve heard the news that one of my musical heroes has passed away, the legendary Greg Lake. Greg was in the original line up of King Crimson and …

How successful is your project? (A short quiz)

Are you a Career Project Manager that has suffered the ‘ups and downs’ of Project Success? One minute your project is a roaring success the next minute it’s falling behind and over budget. Well if you said yes, then you’re in the company of thousands of others in the same predicament, and you’re also probably working harder and longer hours …

Success and Achievement: Why you should never pursue success and achievement as a goal

Success and Achievement: Why you should never pursue success and achievement as a goal Are you one of those people who strive for success and achievement, yet the goal that you crave, always seems to elude you? You are, great because you’re in good company. Most people that I meet are striving to achieve goals in one way or another. …