Technical knowledge is no the only requirement of a Project Manager.  Their most important role is to motivate everybody on the project to get the job done on time. After all, you cannot just set up a plan for a project and expect it all to happen without any intervention.  The German military strategist Helmuth…

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One  of the most important tasks on any project is to select Professional Advisers and Contractors.  Making the right choices has a direct effect on the success (or otherwise) of the project. Making these crucial appointments is the foundation of creating a good project team.  This should be the initial focus of the Project Manager,…

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The aim of any Contract Administrator is to apply fairly the terms and conditions of the signed contract.  This requires a mix of essential personal skills including: Organisational skills Technical appreciation Knowledge of the processes Decision-making skills Fairness If the role is done properly it brings certainty to all parties involved, which provides the benefits…

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Even in tough economic circumstances, it is beneficial for every business to think about growth. You can be sure that your competitors will be looking to grow and obtain your customers or your share of the market. There are many reasons that growth is beneficial to your business. Greater profitability by spreading your overheads You…

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The delivery phase of any contract is where the rubber meets the road.  All the plans, thinking, documentation, meetings and relationships to date are put through their paces.  In this 5 part blog Paul Wilson, Managing Director of Provelio, offers some advice to help project teams perform at this crucial stage of any project. The series…

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Well run projects will typically be governed by a decision-making project board, who are informed by a formal monthly report and which is presented by a PM who is able to clearly and unambiguously report on project status and forecast.  This report makes clear what has been done and what is planned in the coming…

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The most successful project leaders are clear about what they want.  Not just as project objectives but right down to the end product and components.  The more they know about their requirements the more specific they are able to be about it.  As a result the supply chain understand the expectations and are able to…

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“Glass, China and reputation are easily cracked and never well mended” – Benjamin Franklin Cyber-threats have become a significant additional risk to business as can be determined from the following statistics: 49% of Executives believe that risk management is becoming more important to achieving strategic goals.  (Deloitte 2018) 84% of boards say that they have discussed…

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