I have lost count of the number of times I have heard the following, or similar statements, made to me by clients talking about meetings they have attended. ‘I don’t know why we had this meeting. Nothing was agreed to’ ‘This meeting should have taken an hour, but lasted for three’ ‘We meet for an […]
We’ve all seen it, projects that take on a life of their own by devouring resources, wasting time, and taking over our work place. Out of control projects seem to cause more problems than they solve. What Do You Think?
Projects happen no matter what size your business is. And sometimes you aren’t even aware there are projects going on. They’re called assignments, emergencies, new initiatives, and whatever the owner wants done this week. Big and small, long or short, cheap or expensive. In reality they are all projects. However when it comes to project […]
Abstract Many health care organizations are challenged by their capacity to move projects from ideas to implementation. This paper is intended to help healthcare leaders recognize the need to change their behavior to the way change initiatives are selected and implemented within their organizations to achieve a major improvement in return on their business investments. […]
We see it all the time. Too many active projects distract from the most important goals and reduce everyone’s productivity. What Do You Think?
Sound Familiar? ‘I don’t know why we had this meeting. Nothing was agreed to’ ‘This meeting should have taken an hour, but lasted for three’ ‘We meet for an hour every week. It’s quite unnecessary’ ‘We went all round the house before coming to the main point ‘The Chairman did not control the meeting, we […]
Projects are becoming a critical part of corporate success yet research tells us that most projects do not fully succeed. According to the 2004 PriceWaterhouseCoopers Survey of 10,640 projects valued at $7.2 billion, across a broad range of industries, large and small, only 2.5% of global businesses achieve 100% project success and over 50% of […]
Unrealistic promises had been made to the client about what a product could do, milestones were published and committed to that could never be met, and timelines were established without any project planning involving the people who would be doing the work. You’ve been asked to manage the project. As John Quinones would say, “What […]
For better or worse office politics is the art of getting things done and whether you like it or not it exists on every project. I realized many years ago that staying away from the politics is not necessarily the best policy and “neutrality” does not guarantee that you would not get affected by the […]
As a project management practitioner I look at my clients’ road maps from three or four years ago compared to now and I see more projects on the plate that need to get done. What keeps me up at night is the number of projects is only going to continue to grow. That means project […]