Effective Project Management

Flying an airplane in level flight is not too difficult, but making major maneuvers is challenging.  Running an organisation is similar, most managers are comfortable keeping established processes running but when change is needed  (i.e. new projects) a different set of skills and experiences are required and some of the passengers get concerned.  In short, projects are risky because:

>  Organisations are resourced for running daily operations, not implementing complex change .
>  Projects frequently involve multi-disciplinary complexity.
>  Many people do not like change and some will actively resist.
>  Projects becoming driven by “wish lists” rather than strategic/operational priorities.
>  Lack of executive support and project managers and staff with insufficient skills.
>  Project managers being “reporters of deviations” rather than solvers of problems.
>  Organisation becomes over dependent on suppliers, believing fixed price contracts eliminate risks.

To find out more and how these problems might be overcome read on..

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