Category: Sponsor

Project disaster alert – A disengaged project sponsor

Project disasters often start at the top – with the project sponsor. Sponsors rarely set out to be difficult, hard to get hold of or disengaged, but it often happens. Why is that? There are a number of possible reasons.

8 Huge project management training hoaxes/myths

Project management training should be the biggest enabler for the growth and success of any organisation. But because of these hoaxes/myths perpetuated by vendors and ill informed managers alike, the return on investment in project management training is often poor

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Creating a viable business case

The business case is probably the single most important document in any project. Why? Because it provides the justification for the very existence and continuation of the project. The business case is a living document, constantly refined and updated throughout

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Who’s steering your project?

Is your steering committee or project board providing active guidance to your project? It should be an effective team providing guidance and help for you deliver to great business solutions, but many steering committees or project boards operate at the

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Who’s running this sweetie shop?

Regular readers of my blog will know the importance I place on the people side of project and programme management. Most problems occur for people reasons. Even when things are technically challenging, it’s often the reluctance to accept this on

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Your boss wants what? How to deal with difficult demands

Picture the scenario: you’re at a critical stage in your project with a number of key tasks on the critical path all lined up with your best resource earmarked to deliver them when you get an e-mail. It’s from your

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