Project Management

Project Management:

Projects are temporary organisations set up to achieve specific objectives, with agreed resources, in a defined timescale. Why make it more complicated?  We have enabled clients to:

  • Get projects on-track that were previously “going nowhere”
  • Build broad project skills capability among staff engaged in leading “change projects”
  • De-mystify project jargon and confidently manage projects to achieve successful outcomes
  • Create “fit for purpose” project and programme management approaches that meet the organisation’s needs and align with its culture

Our support includes:

  • Facilitating project teams to deliver measurable results, whilst also transferring skills
  • Developing practical project approaches designed to meet specific client needs
  • Action-learning workshops to develop project skills
  • Project management on behalf of clients

Read more about our capabilities and how we help clients with Project Management.

Favourite PM resources on a Trello board.

Ian’s clients include:


Download “Project Management for Real People” (36 pages) – free e-book

Articles on Project Management, available to download…

The Role of the SRO in delivering benefits: Workshop Summary

Everyone needs to be a Project Manager – [View as a SlideDoc on Slideshare.net]

Not all projects are the same: 4 types of project and how to plan them

Project Processes: Joined-up thinking

Four roles for an effective Project or Programme Office: Beware the “project police”

Project Initiation

Objectives, Measurements and Deliverables: a Quick Guide

Project Planning in 4 slides

Identifying Measurements with a Balanced Scorecard

Corrective Action – Root Cause Problem Solving

Knowledge Management in the Project Lifecycle

A process is not a project

There are no shortcuts from Projects to Benefits (PRUB article in Australian Project Management journal 2014)

OpenStrategies: An Introduction Prioritising projects to deliver benefits.

Most Benefits aren’t!  How OpenStrategies PRUB-Thinking can help identify and plan for real benefits.

Wicked Problems

Tools and Tips…

Project Management Glossary of Terms

Project Management Reading List

Project Management templates

Project Health-check

Project_Team_Meetings & Kick-off meetings

Project on a Page (Excel)

How to create a Gantt Chart in Excel (and fully automated version)

Freemind:  A simple, free MindMapping tool

Gantter: A free, online Project Management software tool (compatible with MS Project)

Open Source Gantt Chart software: www.ganttproject.biz/  www.openproject.org  projectlibre.org

TomsPlanner: Faster than Excel, easier than MS Project – read my blog post

Wunderlist: a great project and task management tool – read my blog post

Trello: a card-based project planning and tracking tool (online Scrumboard)


Project Management Qualifications:

USA: Masters Programs

USA: Construction Management Degrees


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