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The lost art of conversations - there are times when having a good chat is the very best way of helping decide what you really think about something...

Great benefit analysts - Finding the unicorn! Some years ago we published the results of a survey on what were the key skills and competencies of a portfolio business analyst....

They say identifying lessons learned is a really important part of running a project, and improving PMO knowledge. The reasons are discussed in this blog....

For how long have project pundits been exhorting companies to write better business cases or even any business cases? People have anguished over the lack of rigor in the setting out of benefits from projects: deplored the lack of benefits management, and doubted the veracity...

I have a memory passed down via family members that as a 9-year old when I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I responded that I wanted to be an expert! I'm sure my parents find it a very irritating...

Agile is a hot topic at the moment. Agile approaches in software-intense developments are of increasing interest to fast-paced, organizations, and it is impacting project management and project managers. Currently, the response to Agile varies. Some have embraced it wholeheartedly and have extended its use well...

How can organisations and their programme managers ensure Agile-based approaches and programme management work well together? The rapidly evolving technology landscape lends itself to Agile techniques, and the pressure is on organizations to change more quickly. If you could use Agile effectively for some projects within...

Is Agile a planning-free approach? The introduction of Agile as a software product development approach is having a significant and positive impact upon the way IT projects are delivered. However, in our coaching interventions, we are finding some confusion among project managers. Some experienced project managers...

Stakeholders can make or break projects or programmes. If they feel overlooked, not listened to or ignored, then your project will be in trouble – no matter how well you deliver in terms of budget, time and quality. Just giving them what they want is not...

Are you and your organisation realising and understanding project benefits as a matter of course?  I suspect that one of the reasons that project benefits are sometimes hard to come by may be that we’re not really clear about what they are....