Category: Project management basics

The 8 components of a PMO Controls Framework

The PMO Controls Framework should be a simple, concise set of activities or processes, clearly articulated through a PMO handbook or similar document, that enables project and programme managers to understand the what, how and why of everything they need

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Project failure: a series of overs and unders and how to avoid them

Over ambition, under estimation, over expectation, under engagement, over optimism, under investment, over simplification. These are just a few of project management’s overs and unders. This article is all about identifying and avoiding them.  I was on a flight re-reading

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Simple Project Management that Works – part 2

This is the second of two blog posts on the basics of project management. Project management can seem a big and challenging job. When you are running a large or complex project with lots of stakeholder engagement issues, this is

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Simple Project Management that Works

This is the first of two blog posts on the basics of project management. I often say that project management is a big and challenging job. When you are running a large or complex project this is true. But at

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“Balls!” Project Management lessons from zookeepers.

War. Death. Terror. Ebola… …it’s fair to say that much of the news lately has been pretty grim (nothing new there!), so you can imagine my relief when I stumbled across a story that bore the headline ‘Zoo abandons hyena

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