P is for… Procrastination

There is a school of thought that is rife amongst the more timid of the lesser spotted Project Manager, and that is that if you ignore something for long enough, it will go away. While this may be true for such things as his acne and his girlfriend, it is generally never true about software… Continue reading P is for… Procrastination

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P is for… People (part 1)

Now we’re getting to the meat. Cobb’s Paradox: “We know why projects fail, we know how to prevent their failure-so why do they still fail?” Martin Cobb Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Since 1994 the Standish Group have been producing their Chaos Report. This project “ exposes the overwhelming failure of IT application development projects… Continue reading P is for… People (part 1)

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P is for… Pragmatism

As discussed previously, one of the most useful tools in the armoury of the Project Manager is common sense. This, coupled with a healthy dose of pragmatism will help you deliver projects that work. Take a look at your project. No, not your Microsoft Project Plan, that’s not your project, that’s your plan. Take a… Continue reading P is for… Pragmatism

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