Category: Implementation Risk

Jun 17

The Global Project Managers toolkit

As you venture forth on a multinational project delivery, what tools you need to increase the chances of success? As soon as you start to cross borders, the geographic and cultural separation mean that the trusted team management techniques such as “Management by walking around” and “the team that drinks together, thinks together” no longer …

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Oct 13

Lets Do The Risk Warp Again

In this trilogy of blogs (triblogy?) we have been seeing how some basic intuition and understanding of projects can lead us to manage and master risks. Dont think all these charts and graphs are any great theory – they are just a graphic representation of common sense! Having understood the “cone of uncertainty” let us …

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Sep 25

What have we got to loose?

Let’s develop some consequences of the cone of uncertainty – in particular the high risk and uncertainty at the start of the project. All is not lost down the cone of uncertainty. Although the inaccuracy is high at the start, the stakes aren’t high because you have no investment in the project. We’re talking here …

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Sep 17

Planning Uncertainty

I came back to Mike Cohn’s great book on Agile Estimating and Planning. The Agile Manifesto that values responding to change over following a plan doesn’t at first seem to warrant a whole book on planning. It still needs to be done – as well illustrated by his quote : “A good plan violently executed …

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Jul 28

Risky Business

Here’s a great white paper on project risk assessment in the context of corporate risk appetite. http://www.projectperfect.com.au/white-paper-a-different-view-of-project-risk.php?b3note=riskmat Unfortunately it doesn’t extend onto management of project risks. The Office Of Government Commerce also has some really useful risk potential assessment tools and techniques . They even have the spreadsheets set up to save you the math! …

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Apr 07

Increase Sales! and other lies to justify IT

“The website for the ten million pound sales campaign with this partner will take just two days effort to develop!” appealed the sales leader to the Star Chamber for technology project justification. “This is not going to increase our revenue by one pound” said the CEO. “Our web developers’ time is better spent on other …

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Mar 04

Anything is better than what we have..

When building a business case for a project it is all too easy to go for your first option.OK, you haven’t said its a “no brainer” and got the differences in cost, and the shiney benefits. But with some thought you can justify anything. But have you included the full costs, and factored in all …

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