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Programme Office (PMO) – the Poisoned Chalice

Consider any programme. There are two scenarios: (1) The right programme leaders are in place – in their opinion they don’t need a lot of busy body PMO bods scrutinising their plans and picking them up on the quality and quantity of their administration …. (2) The wrong programme leaders are in place – the […]

Internal Contracts

Why do companies treat internal and external projects differently? External projects all have formal contracts stating what is expected – detailing the what, how, who, when, how much and how it will be managed – and requiring sign off, if large, by the senior sponsor, the FD and the MD. It is common to find […]

What is the Point of Plans?

In over twenty five years of managing projects I have never seen a manager or stakeholder EVER read a task level project plan. That is not bad thing. A task level plan is not for communication – it’s for planning. Understanding the tasks required to achieve each milestone and deliverable is a valuable exercise which […]