Project Management

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Project Managers: stop obsessing about “what?” and keep your eye on “why?”

There have been a few posts recently on LinkedIn with “clever” graphics showing the role of Project Management when applied to day-to-day activities. A couple of examples were how to make a cup of coffee and how to bake a cake (if I recall correctly). They attempt to show how project management activities such as … Continue reading

How to make your research and analytical projects more “agile” – 22 ideas

I run a 2-day Project Management skills workshop for economists, social science researchers, statisticians and OR people. We talk about agile approaches to managing projects to help reduce risks and improve the chances of successful delivery. I’ve put together a checklist of 22 ideas to make this type of project more agile (structured around a … Continue reading

The construction project process is broken, but it can be fixed

This week, I attended a breakfast briefing by my colleague Ali Mafi, a colleague who has 35 years’ experience in the construction sector and with whom I have worked to help clients improve the way they run their projects. He shared the results of his data collection from many projects: 80% of projects run late … Continue reading

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