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Workshop Idea

There’s a term used in Education I’d like to introduce you to as I think it may be relevant to your work as a Project Manager  –  it’s “Formative Assessment”.  As a teacher one thing you need to do is

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Quality

When I was introduced to the term “Quality” many moons ago I must confess the subject left me cold. It just seemed like a load of reviews and sign offs designed to slow things down. Now I view things a

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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is formed to monitor the progress and direction of a specific project and to represent the User and IS communities during the decision making process. Prince2 formalises this further by requiring that “Supplier”, “User” and “Business” are

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Organisation

As a project manager you should know that you cannot make every decision that presents itself during the course of your project. You may know or anticipate that there will be conflicting views amongst your stakeholders concerning approach, priorities or

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Effect of time on your ability to influence your project

This diagram shows why it is so important to invest heavilly at the start the project – to set off with achievable objectives and a sensible approach.

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Structure of Benefits

This structure was the most valuable insight from my Prince2 training.

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The Six Variables of Control

Many of you will recognise the three challenges of Cost, Scope and Timescale – Prince2 add three more for the Project Manager to consider.

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One-time Costs

One-time costs may include : (1) Internal and external personnel costs for project activities (2) Acquisition costs for equipment covering software, hardware that will become part of the system or that will be used to support the system development or

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Ongoing Costs

Ongoing costs are those the company will continue to incur post project. Things such as: training for new users, maintenance charges and licensing, communications. Project management can reasonably control the cost of systems development, but once the system is implemented,

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Ongoing Benefits

Ongoing benefits are those the company will continue to enjoy after the project has implemented its products. (1) The implications to business strategies and objectives must be addressed when establishing the business case. These should indicate which benefits the company

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