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10 things you should check for when selecting a project management software tool

There can be significant differences between what is demonstrated during a sales pitch and the suitability of the configurable capabilities of a project management (or PPM/P3M) software tool, in relation to best practice application in the real world. In principle,

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The 3 Keys to Prioritising and Selecting the Right Projects and Programmes to Optimise Your Change Portfolio

We all know that, to remain competitive, businesses need to be able to evolve, and that organisations which are best equipped to manage change, in a way that is not disruptive to current ongoing operations, will create and maintain a

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Does the successful delivery of your organisation’s projects depend on your suppliers?

Common amongst many organisations is the practice of sub-contracting, often vital, elements of large projects to suppliers as work packages. In fact, on very large projects, there can be a chain of suppliers, from Tier 1 to Tier 2 to

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The Simple way to be agile

Essential to projects within which you might consider utilising Agile (with a capital ‘A’) methodologies (such as Scrum and Kanban) is a list of requirements of which some are more important than others.  Without such a list there is no

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How to simply estimate the costs of poor project delivery

If your organisation is not good at delivering projects on-time, within budget and to quality expectations, it is well worth doing something to count the costs as the results can be surprisingly high. If you are not yet reliably delivering

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3 simple risk management points that organisations overlook

There are three simple risk management points that organisations often overlook which, when corrected, make all the difference to their success in controlling risks and therefore enhancing their chances of project/programme success: 1)      Define your corporate risk management process If

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Should agile methodologies be applied to hardware product development?

There is currently a push within the project management community to extend the use of agile methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban, to other industries beyond software development. Whilst being agile is, in principle, obviously a commendable quality to aspire

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Have you invested in a project management software tool, but are struggling to make good use of it?

This is a common problem. Demos of project management software tools (it’s becoming more fashionable to refer to them as PPM, and soon, I expect, as P3M, software tools) can have a hypnotic effect on an audience. The dazzling graphics

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Do you have a Splat the Rat approach to resolving operational issues?

Do you remember a fun game in amusement arcades (which you may have visited on holidays as a child) called Splat the Rat? It was great fun and a version is now available as a mobile app. The objective of

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Do you know how good your organisation is at delivering projects?

You might have seen this image before; it illustrates the triple constraints of project management, which therefore comprise the obvious measures of project performance. But does your organisation have a mechanism to measure these (or any other parameters) in order

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