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What is project governance?

People who work in projects and programmes often talk about the Governance, which is basically the project organisation. To the uninitiated this can be quite a confusing concept as it comes with a range of terminology. This PM Drop In video provides a quick and informal overview of the things you should be thinking about […]

Democracy is killing our infrastructure

We were fortunate enough to attend a  conference where there was a tremendous presentation from one of the grandees of major infrastructure programmes and projects in the UK. He outlined how politics was and has been at the root cause of the degeneration of the UK infrastructure over many generations.I had always thought of the […]

What is programme dependency management ?

We thought it would be a good idea to revisit some of the guiding principles that underpin the world of portfolio, programme and project management. In a world of information overload it is very easy to lose sight of what matters. Dependency Management really is one of the Dark Arts. It  about the interfaces between initiatives. […]

What is project planning?

Fresh Look – A series of articles and videos taking a look at common topics to come up with some new ideas and insight into problems that seem to repeat themselves across many organisations.  In a world of information overload it is very easy to lose sight of what matters.  If you would like more information […]

Deadly Sins: Adopting Agile

Over the last year or two we have reviewed a number of programmes and projects that are using an “agile” approach. There are a number of common problems which have come to light that should be of interest to any organisation setting out on an agile endeavour for the first time. Agile, Lean or project […]

Business projects – are they from another planet?

Project Management has been around for centuries. Apart from being able to use our thumbs, it may be the differentiating factor between humans and other species, as we can see evidence of humans working together to create amazing things; from the ancient Greeks, to putting men on the moon, all of which constituted a form […]

What is P3M3?

As many of you will know, P3M3® is the world’s number one framework for assessing organisational maturity and performance in portfolio, programme and project management. If this is a new concept to you, click here for a quick introduction. This free briefing (pdf) outlines the key concepts of P3M3. Right click this link and ‘save as’ to download the interactive […]

APM Project Challenge – Our Story Part 2

Last week we posted part 1 of our APM Project Challenge Story. Below is part 2, enjoy. Fundraising To maximise our collections, we spent time with the TRT sponsor to enable us to competently speak about the charity publically. We were proud to attend two rugby matches to fundraise and raised £187.00. We sourced T-shirts, personalised […]

A Practical Guide to Project Planning: Ten Key things

Ten things that will you find in the Practical Guide to project planning – a step by step guide that you won’t find in other planning books: It is written with you in mind! We are not expecting you to be a guru, building the Olympic Park or managing High Speed 2, everyday projects are hard […]