5 ways to streamline project approvals
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5 ways to streamline project approvals

Few things bring a project to a grinding, if temporary, halt quite as fast as a badly-managed approval process. Streamlining the approval process can keep a project flowing smoothly from one stage to the next. To do this, it is necessary to put systems in place that allow approvers to make fast, contextually informed decisions….

Why business cases are important to making things happen.

Why business cases are important to making things happen.

Great things can come out of business cases. After all, without a business case, an idea just remains an idea – a lightbulb forever floating in the ether. We like the things that come out of business cases, the latest Apple device, a new gin, Netflix series or bypass that makes our journey to work easier, but does anyone actually like creating them? And why are they important to making things happen?

5 top tips for managing multiple projects

Managing a project can be challenging enough. Managing multiple projects within the same programme or organisation can be even harder, especially when there is some crossover, with resources being spread across two or more projects. If you are juggling multiple projects, then here are five top tips to help you keep those balls in the air. Keep everything in…

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3 ways to be an effective manager in an agile environment

Agile project management focuses on delivering project outcomes repeatedly and incrementally. It is a less rigid and regimented process than traditional project management, giving the project team more autonomy and flexibility. Without the rigid framework of a traditional project management approach, agile teams need great tools in place. They need to communicate, collaborate and respond…

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How a clear strategy will streamline your project delivery

The word strategy is in wide use in businesses and other organisations. The term is so common that it is easy to assume that everyone knows exactly what it means. In practice, however, many people confuse strategy with planning and sometimes with process. Planning and strategy are not the same concept. In fact, strategy is…

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Creating a business case for your project

  Creating a business case requires time, thought and effort. In simple terms, a business case provides justification for a specific project or programme. In a budget-conscious, results-oriented world, it is no longer enough to simply deliver what you promised. Now, you also need to be sure that what you propose justifies the investment of…

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How reports can make or break a programme

The reporting process is part and parcel of the programme management process. However, not all reporting is good reporting. Over-reporting can be as damaging to progress as under-reporting. It is vital to ensure that the reporting process is streamlined enough to deliver the right information to the right people at the right time, without creating unnecessary work…

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