Carrying Out a Project Audit

Carrying out project audits are a great way to discover what is going well and not so well with your projects. The focus for the audit should be on improvement not punishment so make sure that the pro...

Why are you working more than 40 hours a week?

I’ve got this rather strange theory about the average work week and it goes something like this – there is no good reason at all to work more than 40 hours – there it is, short and sweet...

Choosing the Right Projects

With so many projects to choose from, how do you select the right ones? It may sound obvious, but choosing the right projects will increase the likelihood of project success. In fact, the more time yo...

What Exactly is a Project Manager?

There are a lot of people out there who claim to be project managers. Some of them have business cards that they can produce to prove they are a project manager. Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t &#...

6 Tips for Improving as a Project Manager

There are many reasons that may drive you to want to improve as a project manager. You may be looking for that next promotion or more complex project assignments, or perhaps it to ensure greater clien...

Project Management is Change Management

Do you want to be a better project manager? Then become a better change manager. It’s a bold statement but true. All projects involve change, you are making or delivering something new that is diffe...

Outputs versus Outcomes

One of the greatest challenges we face as project managers is a focus on outputs over outcomes. Generally, projects are initiated to deal with a particular outcome. A problem or opportunity has been i...

Stop Reinventing the Wheel

Why do people insist on making the same mistakes over and over again? Why do project managers not take the time to learn from the experience of others and also to record their own experiences for the ...

The Value of a Project Management Office (PMO)

Are you wondering whether you should establish a PMO, what value it would bring and what exactly it would look like? Then this blog is for you as I try and convince you that PMO is definitely the way ...