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Change Management

Running Mega Change Programmes – Part 1 (KISS Change Management)

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Introduction There are some big differences in how you manage a very large or ‘mega’ programme compared to a project. In part two of this series, I will share my thoughts on the key differences in how you manage a very large or ‘mega’ programme compared to a project. Before I start, I would like to […]

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Project Planning

The Problems with Project Planning Part 2 (KISS Project Management)

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In the last blog, I talked about the problem of having one overall plan for multiple audiences. This is, in my experience, one of the most common problems in project management and one that is not found in many pm handbooks. Of course, there are other problems with planning a project and this blog contains some […]

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Project Planning

The problems with project planning

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Introduction I’m often asked to do project health checks and one of the first project documents that I look at is the project plan. It is amazing how poor some of these plans are. One of the most common RAG status indicators is progress, i.e. how is the project doing against the timeline that is […]

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keep it simple

KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) project management

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Why project management is NOT a commodity? In recent years I have become increasingly concerned that project management is seen by some people as a commodity; it is not. A commodity is something that can be homogenised and everyone knows what he or she is getting when buying that commodity. The BBC’s Apprentice In the UK, Lord Sugar’s Apprentice […]

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