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The value of a fresh eye on your project’s viability

I was recently speaking with a colleague about how easy we find it to evaluate the viability of projects and programmes, based on our years of experience. It’s something we both do and we can usually arrive at a pretty good diagnosis in a short space of time. We usually approach this sort of project … Continue reading

Critical Success Factors are NOT your Project’s Objectives

The term “Critical Success Factor” is often trotted out by senior managers when talking about projects. I’ve heard it used in ways that simply confuse things and many people don’t seem to realise it means something different to a project’s objectives. There are a couple of examples I usually give to explain the difference: When … Continue reading

How do you decide what project management approach to follow?

Earlier this year, I ran an introductory project skills workshop for a group of economists, analysts and statisticians. We talked about the different types of project, different starting points and how to decide what might be the most appropriate approach for managing them. The discussion was based on the Dombkins/Obeng  project classifications which I have … Continue reading

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