10 project management trends for 2012
According to global project management training organisation ESI International, we can expect collaboration between teams, stakeholders and executives to gain importance as complexity grows. Project management in 2012 will also see growth in on-the-job training, custom project management approaches, innovative project tools and smarter resource management.
UXC uses NASA method for business and IT projects
UXC Consulting has become a ‘preferred provider’ of 4-D systems in Australia and New Zealand, the method NASA uses extensively to enhance the performance of its teams, their effectiveness in mission critical environments and project delivery outcomes.
Protecting the project
There is a famous case in Australia where the chairman of a large company rejected out-of-hand a takeover offer of $27 per share when those shares, 12 months later, were trading at under $10. This chairman’s ‘protection’ of the company was hugely detrimental to its shareholders.
Measuring project client profitability
In their efforts to maintain business viability—and keep staff gainfully employed—some project-oriented businesses can be tempted to take on projects with narrow profit margins. They then tend to over-deliver to retain the client’s business in an aggressively competitive marketplace.