How to avoid being slowed down by resistance to change.

"She believed she could, so she did.” - R. S. Grey

Successfully bringing a project to fruition often means overcoming resistance and helping your team to see things in a different light. It means not giving up when facing doubt. Uncertainty is normal in a project and will help you pinpoint the challenges which you must rise above.

I sincerely believe that one success factor in project management is not being stopped in one’s tracks by remarks such as “Sounds nice in theory, but it won’t w...

Instead of scrutinising the past, we should regularly identify avenues for improvement and apply them quickly.

Those who study project management become quickly aware of the importance of lessons learned. Considerable emphasis is placed on the possibility for a company to learn from its mistakes so that it manages projects better in the future. Unfortunately, this exercise is often carried out at the end of a project, when it is likely that the team will have already been reassigned to new projects. Moreover, a project being by definition a...

25/01/2019

Creating synergy between an internal team and an external consultant – a winning strategy!

Your board of directors engages an external consultant. You wonder about the added value, what this person will contribute, and what is a fair price to pay them. Here are some answers.

A few years ago, I was confronted with an attempted mutiny by an IT manager. His bone of contention was that with the money set aside for my assignment as project director, he could have one or two more developers working for him. Fortunately, the company’s management tea...

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