15 Secrets For Project Success
15 Secrets For Project Success

Finding the secret to a successful project is the holy grail for a project manager and indeed for most businesses. Well it is for me, and I certainly have my own thoughts on what the key factors of success are and, while I could cite something around “integrating the 9 function areas of PMBoK”, This doesn't really add much value. So what is the one thing that if we do right would return the biggest chance of project success? Well for me, the most important factor to project success is effective and transparent … Read more...

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What Project Management Means To Me #PMFlashblog
What Project Management Means To Me #PMFlashblog

This was a tough article to write, considering that this article on the topic “what does project management mean to me” is being published with another 71 of the leading project management bloggers around the world, talk about pressure… I sat for a couple of weeks mulling over the topic for the post, what does project management mean to me? Really, how do I write about that, who should I target it for? In the end, I reached out to my wife and asked her what I should write about, her response as we lay in bed that night … Read more...

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Project Management Professional Development Costs and Personal Development Tax Cap

Ongoing professional development for a project management consultant can mean winning and losing business. The Australian Labour government has plans to place an annual cap of $2,000 on professional development tax rebates. For project management consultants and project professionals this could considerably hinder their professional growth. As a project management consultant, I make it a priority to continue my professional development and learn new and cutting edge concepts and processes for my clients. As a case … Read more...

The Problem With Project Management Today

Lets face it, there are too many projects that fail. In fact, some reports cite that up to 70% or projects fail. A recent government report found that $12 Billion is wasted annually in Australia alone, due to poor project documentation. These problems are only getting worse and will continue to increase unless something changes. Skills Shortage Of Qualified Project Managers The project management is struggling through a global skills shortage, we are seeing the perfect storm forming, where there are too few … Read more...

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Project Management Predictions For 2013
Project Management Predictions For 2013

Its a new year and the future of project management is looking fantastic. But what does the future hold for project management? Well to begin that discussion, here are my predictions for project management in 2013 as a project management consultant. Project Management Expands Into New Sectors Project management has traditionally been found in construction where projects where highly constrained by cost and time in order to be profitable. As they say, time is in money in the construction industry and project management … Read more...