Projects

Projects: Why They’re Not Being Delivered On Time…

‘You don’t deliver a project one task at a time’, claimed the leader who’s project was running late, and I was trying, hopelessly, to help. That’s an interesting claim isn’t it? Don’t we build houses one brick at a time, build a car one part at time, and write articles one word at time? Why then would

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So, You Think You Know ‘The Goal’…

We’re sure you have come across the best-selling business novel ‘The Goal’ by Eli Goldratt and how its principles can be applied to production environments (if you haven’t you can request a free copy here). But don’t be fooled – Goldratt’s Five Focusing Steps can be applied anywhere in any organisation to improve flow and

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Project Management: Agile – Know Which ‘Sprint’ Is Right for You

Many of us are familiar with the Agile approach to Project Management. Agile is a methodology characterised by delivering projects or building products using short cycles of work which allows for rapid production/delivery, and constant revision. Essentially, Agile seeks to manage projects more efficiently through breaking them up into several phases – this allows for a continuous

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COVID-19 Remote Working: The Importance of Aligning the Scope

In the final instalment of our ‘Remote Working’ blog series we will be highlighting how the importance of aligning the scope of projects and work can result in shorter lead-times, better quality, and ultimately more output. Our previous blog posts in this series looked at how good visual management can increase output and investment from

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Planning Project Tasks: Better Execution

When it comes to projects there are three things you need to consider. First and foremost, you must decide on which project the business should focus on next. This should be the project which would add the most value to the company and would increase performance the most. Whether it be departmental or internal improvements,

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Delivering More Projects: Focus!

Deliver projects on-time, every time. Life is busy. There are a hundred and one things you need to get done in a day – so, what do you do? Tackle one thing at a time. The same should be true for your project department. Whether you work in software, pharmaceuticals, financial services, law or something

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