Simple Project Management truths No.7

Not being careful enough when negotiating supply contracts… This is so important especially in today’s day and age.  I have already alluded to supply issues, but there are more, and some are surprising. Often, negotiators try to get goods and services as cheap and quickly as possible. I have been Read more…

Attracting New Business and stuff

Those of you who follow us on Twitter @siamangltd will know that last week I found a couple of hours between meetings and such to book my attendance at a ‘symposium’ with a local marketing company.  There’s always something new to be learned even in subjects you’ve been around for Read more…

Simple Project Management truths No.3

Being unrealistic about timelines… Wow! This is a biggie.  Often organisational behaviour creates this too, but well estimated projects are the most successful, and are based on no more than experience and common sense. There are simple ways to estimate.  Use your experience to work out the likely duration, the Read more…

Simple Project Management truths No.2

Not fully understanding the deadlines and the reasons behind them… This often happens in large companies, but also happens in smaller organisations.  Learned organisational behaviour creates artificial deadlines and as explained earlier, where the time side of the triangle is squeezed, the other sides grow to compensate and costs go Read more…