A Fresh Pair of Eyes

Reflect with a Fresh Pair of Eyes

Project Deep Dives Periodic project assessments (or Deep Dives) are a clever way of avoiding those frustrating and nasty surprises at the end of a project, allowing necessary corrections before it's too late.  This deep dive analysis is a fundamental part of project governance.  ProjExc have crafted a clear methodology which captures a clear view of both project health and project managment … [Read More...]

Bottom Line

Doing More With Less

We are all under pressure to do more with less. If you have a senior role in any organisation, 3% saving here or 8% saving there can be worthy of significant effort on your part. Consider for a moment your projects: How many real projects do you have running? Are your projects product developments, strategic initiatives, marketing projects, HR projects, new IT systems, important … [Read More...]

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PMI Challenge to APM Application for Royal Charter: dismissed

We reported in a News Digest post back in April 2014, that PMI had challenged APM’s application to the UK Privy Council by way of a Judicial Review, as per this statement from APM. At the time we were not clear on what good PMI hoped to achieve for the PM profession, other than protecting their own commercial interests. UPDATE: Judge dismisses the PMI claim on all grounds: APM Chief … [Read More...]

PM News Digest from PM Advisor

Project Management News Digest from PM Advisor

In this latest roundup of news from the world of project, program and portfolio management we look at amongst other things: How to get the right project management tool for your business, Mind mapping, The changing landscape for PM lifecycle phases, Tips for becoming a better and more productive PM, Project management recruitment, and more. As always, as well as summarising and … [Read More...]


The dangers of Agile evangelism

We always look forward to the views expressed in the “Critical Path” spot in the APM’s project magazine, and John Rowley of TPM sounding off about the Agile evangelists is no exception. He raises a concern that we share, and that is that some individuals like to grab hold of the latest ’toy' believing that it will single-handedly fix all problems.  The ‘toy’ in question is Agile.  John rightly … [Read More...]

ProjExc PM Office Services

How ProjExc can help with your PMO

There are a number of ways that ProjExc can help with your PMO: PMO Assessment. This is an honest review of your existing project management practices and a full assessment of your PMOffice requirements.  The independent report from the assessment will provide a high-level but comprehensive plan which can be used to implement your PM Office yourself, with our help, or even with the help of … [Read More...]

ProjExc PM Office Services

Take Control of Your Projects

Take the necessary steps now to take control over your projects. It's bad enough that some projects over-run or over-spend, but it's even worse if you don't know why, or didn't see it coming before it was too late. ProjExc have the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to bring consistency, reporting and control to the projects in your organisation. Whether you need … [Read More...]

Product Manager vs Project Manager

Product Management vs Project Management

In this new section on PM Advisor, John Williams takes a look at the differences between project and product management, centred around the distinct processes which each discipline needs to follow. Three questions What do you think? Is this a useful differentiation? Do you agree that the discipline distinction is essential? As always we welcome your input - please comment below. … [Read More...]

PM News Digest from PM Advisor

Project Management News Digest from PM Advisor

PM COMPETENCE   Project Management Academy® Announces New Scholarships for Aspiring Project Managers Digital Journal PMA® have announced 22 new scholarships intended to promote project management education across the United States. The scholarships, distributed through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation™ (PMIEF), were created to provide students, teachers, … [Read More...]


Business Continuity Management

There is a natural bond between project management and business continuity management.  Increasingly we're finding more interest in the subject both by individuals at PM Advisor and by organisations at ProjExc.  In recognition of this we've created a new section here to help you, our readers, find "all things BCP" in one place. On the dedicated page we bring together a series of mini-posts from … [Read More...]

PM News Digest from PM Advisor

Project Management News Digest from PM Advisor

Here is a curated list of some of the latest news from the world of Project, Portfolio and Programme Management, brought to you by PM Advisor. PM TOOLS Deltek Acquires Axium FortMillTimes Axium, a leading provider of integrated accounting and project management solutions to more than 2,200 architecture & engineering (A&E) firms, has been acquired by Deltek, the leading global … [Read More...]

PM News Digest from PM Advisor

Project Management News Digest from PM Advisor

Here are some more news articles which have caught the PM Advisor team over the last week or two.  If we’re missing something in these popular posts which you would find useful leave a comment or get in touch - we’re always looking for ways to make PM Advisor more helpful for you the project manager.   PM Competence Quarterly Recruitment Trends Report Wellingtone Wellingtone have … [Read More...]

PM News Digest from PM Advisor

Project Management News Digest from PM Advisor

Project Management Office (PMO)   #176637315 / Benchmark Study Shows Project Management Offices (PMOs) Continue to Expand Their Influence and Become Strategic Resources for Firms Marketwatch According to PM Solutions' bi-annual benchmark study "The State of the PMO 2014," three quarters of high-performing PMOs participate in their organization's strategic planning, … [Read More...]


Strategy’s No Good Unless You End Up Somewhere New

This great HBR post stresses the importance of creating change with strategy. … [Read More...]

Dice Example

DICE Project Assessment Method

DICE is a change project assessment tool developed by the Boston Consulting Group.  It is a standardised way of assessing the likelihood of a project succeeding. With something like ⅔rd of projects failing to meet their objectives, many organisations and PMOs often seek objective tools to help understand the likelihood of their projects meeting their objectives.  With this in mind and … [Read More...]


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