We bid a fair price. Of course, it helped that we were the incumbent.
The Request for Proposal was for three years of maintenance and operations (M&O) services. Not only were we the incumbent of the expiring M&O project, but we were also the… Read More
As I reviewed published materials on the state of the IT industry’s ability to deliver projects successfully, it struck me that project success and failure have different meanings to different people.
Two of the more recent studies that I reviewed were from the Project… Read More
I started writing this series of articles 52 weeks ago. I asked the following questions:
- Why does IT have such a mediocre (read “dismal”) project delivery track record, especially given… Read More
I have often spoken and written of my positive experience as Project Manager of a project in Hawaii. Little compares to the joy and sadness I felt as we completed the project and began the closing… Read More
Throughout much of my IT career, it was an unwritten assumption that if we brought the project in on time and within budget, and obtained client sign-off, our clients were satisfied.
But were they?
I wonder just how many Project Managers even think about client satisfaction when… Read More
Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy, is quoted as saying, “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.”
I found a similar sentiment in an article by entrepreneur Faisal Hoque, “There’s an old Chinese saying that when you’ve… Read More
She was deliberative, thoughtful in her decision-making. He was brash and impetuous.
She had a measured irreverence. He not so much.
She sought advice. He was autocratic.
She was influential. He was domineering.
Do we adequately train Project Managers to engage stakeholders to carry out their responsibilities on the project? Do we help to equip them with the essential skills they need to effectively monitor stakeholder engagement?… Read More
As Project Managers we need to be constantly asking ourselves if we are monitoring stakeholder engagement well. Are stakeholders actively participating? Is our management of their involvement effective? Are they helping to progress the project as expected?
In previous articles, I described several distinctive… Read More
When I thought about it afterwards, I could have written a book. In the time it took me to research, compile, write, and produce two years of quarterly status reports, I could have written a full-fledged business book.
Our firm had… Read More