Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2018’

Do we really need project management?

It’s not uncommon for non-project managers to find themselves managing projects without any formal training. Whether they are asked to organise an event or implement a new IT system, projects come with great responsibility of managing people, resources, budget all within a specific timeline. It is also important to understand the benefits of successful project management, especially if senior management is considering investing in new …

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Funding your Projects

Writing grant applications is one way of funding your projects. Many non-profit organisations and social enterprises have faced funding cuts over the years, forcing us to explore creative fundraising tactics. I have been on both sides of the ‘fundraising fence’, with assessing grant applications in one role and managing crowdfunding campaigns on another. It helps to look at the bigger …

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Why do projects fail?

Project failure is one of the least discussed Project Management topics. This isn’t surprising, since each new project begins with excitement, enthusiasm and no expectation of failure. Understanding why projects fail, is part of making your projects a huge success.   Here are my top ten reasons why projects fail… 1. Lack of clarity: You must have clear super specific …

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