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Fixed date projects are like weddings

Some projects are already time-bound when you receive them, and while this way of planning is not the most controlled way to manage a project, it is possible - and I am just about to find out how possible. Suddenly, a project that has been dragging on for a year, and I thought I had killed, now has ... READ the POST

What is OTOBOS?

OTOBOS is On Time, On Budget, On Scope. This definition of what makes a project successful misses out quality, happy stakeholders and a whole host of stuff, but it's a good starting point.If you can deliver OTOBOS, chances are that you are doing something right. ... READ the POST

Introducing my projects

I think it's about time I explained a little more about the projects I've got on the go at the moment. My role is about two-thirds projects and a third operational management. It's the first time I've had an operational job and it's great. I think what I like about that part of my day is that I ... READ the POST

OTOBOS and nems au chocolat

Part of a PMs role is to educate our colleagues in what PM means as a discipline. That you can't just change the scope and give us no more resources. That you have to sign of a plan before we can start work on it. I had someone email me this week with comments on a requirements document asking me to ... READ the POST

A change for the better

This week, between accidentally deleting 900 users from a small European country, preparing dinner for a colleague from India and packing my stuff to go to the Isle of Wight (not on business - hurrah!), I found some time to research a chapter for my book on change management.  I came across Bill ... READ the POST

Training Sponsors

Neville Turbit from Project Perfect has recently given me some material for a great case study for my forthcoming book on training your sponsor. He's covered the same topic on his blog recently too, and it's good advice.The sponsor one of my projects has recently changed, so I'll be moving into ... READ the POST

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