MSP Survival Guide for Senior Responsible Owners has been written specifically for you (the SRO), full of helpful advice to make your hectic life easier There are many reasons why programmes fail, but failure to grasp the scale of the change being delivered and weak leadership of the programme teams are often contributing factors. As […]
Monthly archives: February 2021
What is a programme blueprint?
MSP Survival Guide for Senior Responsible Owners has been written specifically for the SRO, full of helpful advice to make your hectic life easier There are many reasons why programmes fail, but failure to grasp the scale of the change being delivered and weak leadership of the programme teams are often contributing factors. As they […]
Delivering world class project delivery at Network Rail
Lets face it, for many people Network Rail is their least favourite organisation, most of us have a tale of misery (we have) about a train journey. This is an article from our archive that we think could be of interest. What most of us don’t know is that Network Rail is one of the […]
What is project resource management?
Resource management is a critical area, as without resources a project cannot deliver anything. This PM Drop In video provides a quick and informal overview of the things you should be thinking about in relation to resource management. If you would like more information why not try out our short Fundamentals of Resource Management to […]
Why do programmes go wrong?
So many programmes in the UK and around the world are going wrong. There as so many examples of major investments in the UK that are going horribly off track at the moment and that is because they are being run by project people thinking like project people – they are becoming national embarrassments. Universal […]
What is project governance?
People who work in projects and programmes often talk about the Governance, which is basically the project organisation. To the uninitiated this can be quite a confusing concept as it comes with a range of terminology. This PM Drop In video provides a quick and informal overview of the things you should be thinking about […]
How to become a project delivery high performer
We were undertaking a review of what we had seen and learned over the last year, and one of the main developments was the emergence of organisations achieving P3M3® level 3 and 4 ratings. There have been some interesting discoveries about the characteristics of these organisations, beyond what we had anticipated. Some of the characteristics […]
Deadly Sins: Adopting Agile
Over the last year or two we have reviewed a number of programmes and projects that are using an “agile” approach. There are a number of common problems which have come to light that should be of interest to any organisation setting out on an agile endeavour for the first time. Agile, Lean or project […]
What is project Risk Management?
Risk management should be the star of project and programme management, as it ought to stop things going wrong, however it is often seen as the poor relation. Let’s face it, thinking about all the things that could go wrong is hardly exhilarating and very few people talk about their great night in trawling through […]
How do I develop a programme management framework?
No organisation can successfully deliver programmes and projects without an effective framework. Our work on developing the maturity model P3M3® and undertaking assessments of over 100 organisations enabled us to review a wide range of processes, guidance and tools that are used across a range of sectors. We found: Incomplete frameworks with inadequate lifecycles Frameworks […]