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Insights | 16 September 2010

Jetstar Extends it's Project Management Outsourcing with PM-Partners group. In January last year ITNews.com.au did a story on the outsourcing arrangement between ourselves and Jetstar - read the article. The article details Jetstar's CIO Stephen Tame's praise for PM-Partners group and our management of Jetstar's Project Management Office (PMO). "PM-Partners runs not just the ...

Insights | 19 July 2010

Learn how to justify your projects according to a rationale. Choose the appropriate valuation scheme for your project when presenting your case to stakeholders. Just like when you write a thesis or have to hand in a business case study, a case defending your choices for your project management model is essential to demonstrate the value of your work to the company, clients and ...

Insights | 14 July 2010

A key component of creating sustainable and trusting client relationships is the demonstration of reliability. A reliability reputation is a direct reflection of the project manager’s actions. Customers and team members prefer to have a project manager who is dependable--that is, consistent in performing project management duties. A project manager can undo their credibility ...

Insights | 14 July 2010

It is important for project managers to develop a competency in maintaining trustworthy relationships with key stakeholders. These relationships can entail a certain amount of risk, and often consume a lot of time and energy. In their seminal text, “The Trusted Advisor”, Maister, Green & Galford argue that an effective account manager must demonstrate, "credibility, ...

Insights | 05 July 2010

It is important for managers to understand how productive their consulting staff is through calculating utilisation. Here are a few tips on how to set a standard according to total available hours for each consultant and work achieved. Some points to take into consideration include the difference in total available hours from country to country regarding holidays and work policies ...

Insights | 04 July 2010

Project Management Checklist – Part 2 Deliverables Define how the final product will be used and implemented. 1. Is the product to be cross-platform compatible (e.g. Mac and PC)? 2. Is the product to be cross-browser compatible (e.g. Explorer, Safari and Mozilla)? 3. Is it necessary to develop a prototype or proof-of-concept by a particular date? 4. Will the assets ...

Insights | 02 July 2010

Here is a Project Management Checklist for design and production of a multi-media platform. This article suggests a set of considerations to be addressed when planning, initiating and determining the specifications phases of a multi-media IT-based project. Title, Project Details and Funding 1. What is the name of the project? Write down and communicate a succinct overview of ...

Insights | 28 June 2010

The Top 10 Reasons for the Failure of Projects in Small Organisations • Project sponsors and project managers with little know-how and/or experience. • Poor human resource management. • Poor management of expectations between stakeholders. • Inability to adequately identify, document and track deliverables. • Limited definition of pre-decessor tasks and stage ...

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