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Managing Suppliers Effectively to Deliver Your Project Objectives – Quality and Assessment

I was recently asked about an effective method to manage multiple suppliers on a project.  The client had a number of potential suppliers to engage and wanted to know the best approach to ensure the suppliers deliver what was required. … Continue reading

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How to improve your productivity by using structure in your process

Once an organization reaches a certain size (say more then 30 people) it makes sense to set up a little bit of structure behind the way things are done. You often hear the objection “but we don’t need procedures or … Continue reading

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Project Performance KPIs – PMO Effectiveness

Rather than some tirade on why metrics are so great for projects, let’s just list some critical ones: Schedule – Planned vrs Actual – preferably via Earned Value Functional – % designed, implemented, tested, released Delivery on Time – Milestones … Continue reading

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Improve Your Business With A Quality Management System Review

Once in a while it’s good to review your quality/business management system (structure, processes, requirements, etc) – we’ll focus on processes for the moment.  The relevance of processes is critical.  They must be useful to your staff, customers, partners and … Continue reading

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Project Kickoffs Improve Performance

I was recently asked about why project kickoffs are important – surely people could just read the Project Management Plan and Project Charter. Nice in theory – rather more difficult in practice.  It’s always better to get everyone in a … Continue reading

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Experiences with recruiting quality and process improvement staff

I was recently asked for some advice about recruiting quality and process improvement managers and analysts. Like many roles, these people can have a significant impact across an organisation. Get it right and you’ll see productivity improvements across the company; … Continue reading

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Agile Risk Management

Apart from using a ‘Top 10’ risk method, what else can we do to manage risks in software intensive projects? The normal approach to managing risk is to identify context/scope identify risks/opportunities prioritise and determine mitigation actions and budget launch … Continue reading

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