Making Project Management simple, repeatable and hybrid
  • Lean3 for P3

    Projects, Pgms, Portfolios

  • Build your Project Factory

    Ensure repeatable success

  • Steps to Agility

    Hybrid Project Management

  • Lean3 for P3

    Projects, Pgms, Portfolios

  • Build your Project Factory

    Ensure repeatable success

  • Steps to Agility

    Hybrid Project Management

Q&A on Sustainable IT project management

Q&A on Sustainable IT project management   Question: Is there anything in Lean3 on Sustainability? I am also looking for a “Sustainable Prince 2 Methodology” applicable to IT projects. I’m open to any ideas. Answer:  Your need is for sustainable IT solutions. Lean3 is not your “off-the-shelf” solution – it does not directly address sustainability. […]

Learn from Lean: use Collaborative Design for faster and cheaper projects

Learn from Lean: use Collaborative Design for faster and cheaper projects When should a project manager plan to use the project budget? Should you keep a lot of budget in reserve for the last part of the project, to fire-fight problems? Intuitively, the answer is YES. But the answer from Lean is NO. You should […]

Why Lean PMOs use CoPs not policemen

Why Lean PMOs use CoPs not policemen How do you improve project management in an organisation? The “classical” solution was to create a PMO (a project management office). The PMO published standards, then told everyone to use their new standards. That approach often failed for two reasons. Firstly, the standards were heavy and impractical, written […]

Toyota is not just a car maker. Are you just a project manager?

Toyota is not just a car maker. Are you just a project manager? Toyota is the home of Lean Manufacturing. In the 50’s, Toyota developed the Toyota Production System, which became Lean Manufacturing. All world-class manufacturing today uses Lean. There’s a classic article by Charles Fishman in Fast Company, published in 2006. It analyses continuous […]

Why I stopped blogging (and why I’m starting again)

I stopped writing this blog in May 2015  I stopped because it was time to be less evangelical about Prince2. It was time to start facing up to the truth. My blogs were “explaining” Best Practice, as defined by Prince2. They were broadly uncritical. I assumed that Prince2 was “Best Practice”, and explained how to […]

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