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Agile Portfolio Management

When I first heard about the Agile Business Consortium working on a new pocketbook about Agile Portfolio Management early in 2017 I was intrigued. Is there a place for Agile at portfolio level? Is this just another level within a project organisation to get the Agile ‘treatment’ or is there some new insights that could …

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Book Review – Managing Project Uncertainty

Few quotes from Managing Project Uncertainty resonate nearly as well with the modern project manager as Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke’s ‘No plan survives contact with the enemy’ (pg. 28). It compares favourably to the more recent advice of that great sage, Mike Tyson: “Everyone has a plan ’til they get punched in the mouth.” …

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Book Review – Playing the Project Manager

I really love this book. It’s not often that a gem of a book on project management comes along and this one is definitely one of those. I’ve just finished reading Playing the Project Manager from Charles Smith and throughout the weeks of picking it up and reading a bit more, it’s stuck with me …

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Book Review – Project Risk Analysis

Project Risk Analysis: Techniques for Forecasting Funding Requirements, Costs and Timescales by Derek Salkeld. Gower – ISBN978 0 566 09186 5 Derek Salkeld’s book is about understanding the uncertainty inherent in projects, which leads to the inability to predict timescales and costs precisely at the beginning of a project. In an industry where even large …

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