Saturday, 28 May 2011

Project and Programme Management #04: Project assessment

When you are preparing to write a business case, you need to have some idea of the size and complexity of your project, to give you a guide as to how much work needs to go into the business case (and subsequent project management). One or two pages may be sufficient for a “new garden shed”, but a lot more detail and analysis is needed for “a new office building”.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Project and Programme Management #03: Business case

The Business Case

As noted in my previous article, it is vital that you clarify the project or programme overall objectives and scope with the sponsor. Once you have done that, the next task is to write a business case for your project. A business case explains:

Monday, 23 May 2011

Project and Programme Management #02

This post focuses on identifying and clarifying the objectives and scope of a project or programme.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Project and Programme Management #01


This is the first of a planned series on project and programme management. I have always held back from blogging about this subject – especially the basics – as there is so much material already available. However there seems to be a never failing demand for people to want to know the basics (e.g. questions and discussion threads on LinkedIn and the like), so hopefully this will help. If even just one or two readers find this useful, it’ll have been worth doing. Please feel free to post comments, especially suggestions for future topics.