Seven Steps to Successfully Closing a Project

Earlier this month I wrote about successful steps for starting a project, but those aren’t the only important steps you need to be aware of. In this blog I discuss seven steps to closing a project successfully! Shutting a project down successfully isn’t easy. Some projects never seem to end and drift on and on, […]
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Seven Steps to a Successful Project Start Up

One of the greatest temptations in any project is to stop analyzing and planning the project and just get on with the “real” work of creating the products. Wasting time with unnecessary analysis is of course a bad thing, but rushing into the work can actually turn out to be a false economy, leading to […]
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What Makes a Project Successful?

I was presenting some research recently showing how badly most IT projects do. Did you know that a government audit reckons 50% of UK Government IT project fail or that Mckinsey estimates 80% of global IT projects don’t succeed? During the presentation someone asked me to define failure.  I reeled off my usual theoretical answer about […]
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Seven Key Steps for Project Risk Management

Understanding risk management in project management is a key skill required of all project managers if they hope to deliver successful initiatives and add value for their customer — but what does it take to effectively manage project risks? In this blog, I outline 7 steps to get you and your project team on the […]
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Seven Common Misconceptions about Agile Project Management

If you are a project manager, you know that Agile project management is a powerful approach that can help your project run smoothly. You also know that it is a new methodology that not everyone understands yet, which often leads to misconceptions. In this blog, I outline 7 common misconceptions about Agile project management that […]
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