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Lessons from history

Buttrick

This video is a delight and shows that it is the practices that matter, not what we call them It’s only four minutes long, but is derived from the detailed project management records still held in the Royal archives in Korea.

Project Workout

PPM- but not as we know it

Buttrick

Follow Emperor Sponsus on his path to glory and the trials and tribulations of general Marcus Projex Magna as he struggles to turn Sponsus’s vision into a reality.

Project Workout

The secret of successful programmes

Buttrick

The wisdom in this paper won’t be found in methods and processes, they are more about how experienced and skilled people apply them and the issues they face.

Project Workout

Sponsorship, leadership and portfolio management

Buttrick

Portfolios are the responsibility of a senior director who is tasked with realising the benefits represented by a ‘slice’ of the company’s business plan. This person will ensure that the sum of the benefits adds up to the total benefits required by the organisation as a whole.

Project Workout

Portfolio management: Selecting your projects according to strategic objectives.

Buttrick

The demand for improved returns from investment is now pervasive – and well overdue. Yet most enterprises still struggle with the process of deciding what to do.

Project Workout

Fundamentally speaking – part 1

Buttrick

This article reminds us of the fundamentals of business-led project management. Projects are about change. Whether this is for your customers, as external projects, or for yourselves, as internal projects, the desired outcome is the same: do them well and your organisation will thrive.

Project Workout

Fundamentally speaking – part 2

Buttrick

This article takes us back to the fundamentals of business-led project management, looking at why we need a staged approach to managing projects.

Project Workout

Fundamentally speaking – part 3

Buttrick

A Finnish company told me: ‘Skipping the first stage is a driver for failure’. Both research and observation have shown that paying attention to the investigative stages of a project pays dividends.

Project Workout

Fundamentally speaking – part 4

Buttrick

If you have no resources to undertake a project, nothing will happen. Further, if there is no one to operate the outputs, the benefits will simply not be realised. It is easy to say this but the world is littered with project deliverables which were either never finished or are lying there untouched since the day the work was completed.

Project Workout

Excellence is not enough

Buttrick

Exploring challenges faced by organisations seeking to optimise their total portfolio of projects through the effective combination of project management, sponsorship and portfolio management.

Project Workout

Enemies within

Buttrick

Some people have spent most, if not all their careers engaged in project management in one form or another. Research and anecdotal evidence, however, seems to indicate that we still don’t 'get it'.

Project Workout

What is the 'True
Value' of Project
Management?

Cooke-Davies

As organisations undertake more of their work in the form of projects, and as the effectiveness of project working in an organization becomes increasingly important to organizational success, there is a need to understand better how project management adds value.

Project Manager Today magazine

Why projects fail

Dooley

This is a blog and transcript of a presentation at Conference Zero in 2013. It compares the failure of projects with the failure of fad-diets.

Praxis Framework Ltd

Programme management - a cautionary tale

Dooley

This article warns that we should not see the new guides in programme management as the latest panacea. (First appeared in Project Manager Today magazine in January 2001)

Praxis Framework Ltd

Success, but perhaps not as we know it

Eggington

For far too long, have project managers been battered and the project management profession blighted with headline statistics that claim project success rates, but what is 'success'?

Programme recruitment

Adapting project
management to suit personal styles

MacNicol and Dooley

In this article, Donnie MacNicol and Adrian Dooley look at something that may help explain why the proliferation of ‘best practice’ advice and guidance has made little impact on the success rate of projects, programmes and portfolios.

Project Manager Today magazine

The strategic management of projects

Mosaic

The strategic capability to manage projects includes the direction of the organisation’s overall Project Delivery Capability (PDC) towards the achievement of its strategic objectives.

Mosaic Project Solutions pty

Questioning the value of project management

Murray-Webster and Simon

For those of us that ‘believe’ in the tangible value that project management can bring - there is only one thing we can do - and that is to demonstrate that value through the projects that we manage.

Lucidus consulting

Projects: The Productivity Paradox

Murray-Webster and Simon

There has been a trend in recent years to re-structure process-oriented work into projects because there is a belief that project-based working allows greater control, transparency and value for money.

Lucidus consulting

The road to agile project management

Pyne

This article separates agile project management from agile development, outlines the value of being project agile, describes what being project agile means at both the organisational and the project level.

Pyne Consulting Limited

Project management can save the world

Reeson

Project and programme managers the ideal candidates to help in times of disaster and destruction

MR Project Solutions

The missing project manager

Rosenhead

Documentation may be tedious, but it could save your project.

Project Agency

Connecting projects to corporate strategy

Turner

It is not easy, but organisations must put in place governance mechanisms to manage their programmes and portfolios of projects, to ensure their smooth progression.

Project Manager Today magazine

 

 

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4th December 2014Articles from Cooke-Davies and Turner added
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27th March 2015Three articles from Buttrick added

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