A diverse group of seasoned project professionals share their thoughts and views on various topics relevant to the project management industry
The past, present and future of project management
22nd February 2019
As a profession with millions of people working around the globe, project management is in a constant state of development. Advances in technology.
What is the relationship between managing change, stress and men and women’s mental health in projects?
16th January 2019
If we consider a project to be ‘a unique, transient endeavour undertaken to achieve a desired outcome’ – we can see why projects are inherently stressful.
Is sponsorship for life or just for Christmas?
9th August 2018
So, is sponsorship for life or just for Christmas? In short, at Royal Mail we believe it is for life (of the initiative). Why?
From RPP to chartered project professional
16th January 2018
As a Registered Project Professional (RPP) I have been looking forward to the day that I can build on that recognition by becoming chartered and that day will soon arrive – you won’t be surprised to know that my application is already in process.
A brief history of Gantt charts
4th January 2018
It is difficult to envisage how a modern project would be managed without at some point creating a chart of tasks to be done in delivering the project’s declared benefits. One of the most enduring types of chart is the Gantt chart.
Four practices to better manage your project resources
14th February 2019
No project runs its course without some project team issues or concerns. Any time you have a group of highly-skilled and highly-focused individuals working closely – yet often individually….
Project management – a first career choice
14th August 2018
If you’re reading this, you are probably a project professional. You won’t need convincing of the fact that project professionals make things happen.
Risk in programme management
7th August 2018
At programme level, risk has a different aim and approach from project management. At this level it uses different tools and techniques.
Every day risk management
11th January 2018
We make risk assessments every day, and generally we do them well. Most of us look both ways before looking the road, and in the same way most of us will survey a site before we allow our projects to start digging.
Is the project Gantt chart still relevant today?
2nd January 2018
Is the Gantt chart still relevant? Yes, it most definitely is. Whether the customer wants to see it or needs to see it may be up to them. But what it depicts and what it tracks is absolutely necessary.
Innovation management within the transformation programme
24th January 2019
Many of us are familiar with the transformation life cycle exemplified through MSP®. There is plenty of language to use – e.g. ‘identify’, ‘define’, etc., or ‘current state assessment’, ‘vision and strategy’, etc.
What is leadership? The big debate…
9th August 2018
Leadership is such an interesting and evocative abstract noun. It conjures up a variety of different expectations, experiences and contexts.
Do we engage stakeholders effectively?
19th January 2018
We know that building strong relationships drives projects. As project complexity increases
Valuing benefits: what value are we trying to capture?
9th January 2018
In this article we first ask the question ‘Why value benefits?’. Although my opinion is not hidden here, it’s a genuine question – we want to know what you think.