Project Management

Project Management

Michael Young - Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How often as a project manager have you had to pick up the pieces of a project that has become a disaster zone? Let’s look at some figures... In 1997 KPMG Canada surveyed public and private sector IT organizations. Over 61% reported project failure and more than three quarters overshot their schedules by 30% or more. Similarly, The Chaos Report by the Standish Group found that 31% of projects get cancelled before completion. 53% of projects will cost over 189% of their  read more.......

Michael Young - Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Consistency of approach was a core theme in the recommendations of Sir Peter Gershon in his review of the Government’s use of ICT (2008). Gershon recommended consistency of governance – a whole of government strategic vision for ICT and funding that moves away from ‘business as usual’ funding to an efficiency-based approach. ‘Business as Usual’ is Unreliable The Gershon Review makes it clear that a large proportion of funding for ICT projects co read more.......

Michael Young - Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The answer – none! A sound methodology alone does not a great project manager make. It’s true, being a good project manager starts with the fundamentals of having a robust methodology in place, but even with that there are other crucial elements such as appropriate systems and experienced people that are required to support the methodology. Without them the project can fail spectacularly. It should be said though that a good methodology is the right place to start. Over the ye read more.......


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