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.
Bottom Line
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 client projects/contracts/deals?
  • What are these projects costing you, and what are they worth to your organisation?
  • Are you tired of mediocrity from your project managers?
Last year around 70% of business project objectives were not met in the UK (or anywhere else for that matter) – they were seriously delayed, significantly over budget and/or did not meet their specified scope or quality.
By consistently using some simply implemented appropriate project management techniques and discipline, ProjExc clients have easily reduced those 70% failure rates to single figures.  In turn with the huge savings they have made, they have been able to invest in more projects and the benefits that they bring.
Project Management is increasingly recognised as the pre-eminent business competence for the 21st century, and yet all too often an organisation uses different (or no) processes, tools & templates to manage their projects and has project managers at hugely varying levels of competence.

Project Management Matters

Clearly project management matters to your organisation, but when did you last reflect on how much of your attention is focused just on the projects rather than the project management?
John Williams is lead consultant at ProjExc PM Consulting who help businesses realise their desired outcomes, on time, and within budget.

Project Management News Digest wk49 2013


10 Business Benefits of Project Management for SMEs
Paul Naybour explains his view that project management can benefit more than just the traditional big corporates, citing:
  1. Efficient service
  2. Enhanced customer satisfaction
  3. Effective service
  4. Improved team development
  5. Increased standing
  6. Service expansion
  7. Improved flexibility
  8. Improved quality
  9. Enhanced risk management
  10. More client capacity
Take the Gamble out of Project Manager Recruitment
John Williams, founder and lead consultant at ProjExc proposes 8 considerations which together take the gamble out of PM recruitment:
  1. Investment
  2. Don’t compromise
  3. Specification
  4. The role
  5. The person
  6. Pure project management
  7. Induction
  8. Assessment
Project Management to Boom in 2014
With key game-changing trends including collaboration, mobility, unified communications, the cloud and the Internet of everything, companies are compelled to work smarter, and experts see 2014 being the year for effective PM systems.
How Agile and the PMO Can Enrich Each Other’s Existence
Rebecca Leitch explains why she believes Agile and the PMO should be able to look forward to successfully enriching each other’s existence and maximizing their respective value to the enterprise more and more in future.
New PM Coaching and Mentoring Service Launches
PM Answers Club from PM Advisor has launched a unique and extremely cost effective approach to providing much needed coaching and mentoring service for Project Managers whatever their experience.
5 Must Have PM Skills for Every Business Leader
If only all project managers had all 5:
  1. Project planning
  2. Time management
  3. Prioritisation
  4. Soft skills
  5. Ongoing learning
The Marketer’s Alter-Ego: The Project Manager
Raymond Coppinger explains his view as to why marketing and project management go hand-in-hand:
  • The Beauty of the Business Case
  • The Sanctity of Stakeholders
  • The Relevance of Related Projects