A Project Plan is Much More Than an MS-Project File

Let us start by stating what will seem like breaking news to a lot of people: A project plan is so much more than an MS-Project file or any other list of activities...

Your Enterprise Project Tool isn’t for the Project Managers

Project managers are human. As such, if anything can make their jobs easier, they will gladly embrace it. So, why aren't they enamored with your company’s new enterprise PM tool?By definition, tools...

Having No Structured Approach Invites Disorder and Confusion

Your company has decided to go at it alone. No framework. No project methodology. Nothing. A diabolical sadist must be at the helm.The absence of any sort of structured approach will undoubtedly...

Without the Business Case You Will Lose Your Way

Outside of its basic intent of outlining “the why” of an investment, the business case must also be seen as a defined vow that should be referred to accordingly for sensible and...

Methods Only Work if Everyone is Trained

The soldiers on your project team are confident, skilled in all aspects of combat, and can recite the plan verbatim, but they never learned the organization’s structured project approach — prepare for friendly fire casualties.Methodologies...

Only Clueless Steering Committees Fail to Invest in Risks

Steering Committee members never really expect risks to materialize. They approve project budgets without including funds to deal with threats effectively. Sure, the Project Risk Log is acknowledged, but that is about...