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Framworks and Tools For Sucesful Projects

The guidance within PRINCE2(r) & PMBoK Guide(r) is necessary but individually insufficient for project success. When taken out of the context of an exam for an individual and restored to the position of guidance on how to collaborate the contents of both are vital, complimentary and almost entirely different. Gaps & Value in PRNCE2® & PMBoK Guide® […]

Principles of Estimating

Estimating is a very poorly understood topic, it is a discipline that is expensive to do well and even more expensive to get wrong. [ See the complete free course here – flash-player or here-html5 for Apple devices] A few simple principles and practices untangle the Gordian Knot Simon’s Estimating Principle Number One: Accuracy is […]

Secrets of A Good Meeting

Meetings are Expensive Meetings are hugely expensive because they use lots of peoples time in parallel and often a near complete waste of that time because we lack the basic notions of how to make them useful – and no it is NOT (just) “run to an agenda” – read on… My take on the […]

Authority, Responsibility, Delegation and Escalation – A Crucial Concept

Despair! I really really despair of both PMBoK® and PRINCE2®. They claim to guide project management which is a discipline wholly grounded in change and thus authority and thus governance and yet neither displays any comprehension of the underlying principles and the consequential implications and insights required for competence. Concepts So lets examine the concept of […]