Category Archives: structure

10 questions for effective Retrospectives/Post Implementation Reviews

If you run retrospectives and don’t find them valuable, then read on… Any organisation that has existing for more than a few years will have run a number of projects and (hopefully) retrospectives/post implementation reviews. The effectiveness of these activities … Continue reading

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Planning for a productive retrospective – key challenges

What are the key challenges to using Retrospectives/PIRs to improve?  The challenges are legion are broadly fall under two main themes: Duck & cover Technical/procedural Duck and Cover a) A general reluctance to do it – “We don’t want to … Continue reading

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Build better templates and improve your life

A bold statement? Perhaps. But if you use effective templates in your projects and operational activities, you can save hours of work each week.  And who couldn’t use a few free hours each week? Most templates are set up with … Continue reading

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Do you really need a Project Management Office? (PMO effectiveness metrics)

Why do you have a Project Management Office? What do they do? What value do they add to the company?  Is that their opinion or the business’? If you have a clear definition of your PMO, go and ask some … Continue reading

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A Federated Process Model

A common problem experienced by companies with diverse operations is that of standardizing processes. Finding a balance is a complex activity that involves: a)      having enough processes definition to drive end to end processes and hence results for the company … Continue reading

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Improve project efficiency and effectiveness by dealing with quality part 2

OK, so once you have defined the quality activities required for each deliverable, you are now in a position to start identifying quality requirements for the deliverables – hardware, software, documents, scripts. This is where many projects really fall down … Continue reading

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Improve your business with Methodologies, procedures and frameworks

Do you have a methodology in your business? A framework? Procedures? Does it matter? When methodologies are first deployed there is a flurry of activity where everyone is trained and then set loose upon an unsuspecting world with binders under … Continue reading

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