3 steps to drive your project team forward
Organisations with broken project management processes need to fix their root social issues first. Rarely is the team lacking the ability to get projects done. Usually, the rate of success is throttled by a lack of organisation, prioritisation and transparency. Liz Pearce shows how ‘moving forward’ is just as easily done as said.
Implementing risk management in your project
Most successful program or project managers are effective because they simultaneously balance the immediate challenges and demands facing them with future needs, opportunities and risk-avoidance. PM Oracles on how you can manage risk and find success through this balance too.
Understanding design management for building projects
Design continues to grow in its complexity as a result of the significant increase in the specialist inputs to the design and the need for continual refinement and exchange of project information. Paul Sancandi shows how design management has split from project management and what project managers should expect from the separation.
Juggling project resources in a tight market
For a professional services firm where skilled staff such as project and engineering consultants represent both their biggest cost and biggest source of revenue, effective resource management is critical to creating client value, enhancing profitability and maintaining a competitive edge.
Project controls versus project schedules
Project controls are a misnomer, says Pat Weaver, they don’t control projects at all. A well designed project schedule on the other hand…
“The project schedule has two key roles to play, firstly as a tool to develop a common understanding of the optimum approach for achieving the project objectives and then as a flexible tool to measure the inevitable deviations from the plan and re-assess the best way forward.”
When to use a consultant on your project
Matthew Franceschini on using an independent professional to add skills and energy to your project.
“They approach each engagement with confidence, enthusiasm and vigour. These are all qualities that can re-energise a project.”