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Managing Projects in a VUCA world

I’ve written previously about the models developed by Turner and Cochrane, Dombkins and Obeng which classify 4 types of project  depending on how much you know about what a project is trying to achieve and the extent to which you know how to go about the project. Eddie Obeng’s categories of Fog, Quest, Movie-making and … Continue reading

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

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