Favourite Blog Posts – Programmes, Projects and Processes

What did he say the objective was?

A key skill for managers is to be able to put programme or project objectives into simple, clear language that fits the background and culture of everyone in the team.

Who’s marking your homework?

How do the principles of governance apply to a Programme Board? It is important not to set up arrangements with built-in conflicts of interest.

Which matters more, the path or the goal?

In ‘soft’ projects where the ability to flex when circumstances change is key, it is imperative to keep your eye on the goal.


Make sure you know what factors can affect your assumptions. Wrong assumptions may lead to disaster. It is best not to rely on small safety margins

The p word

A physicist is trained to find (and communicate) simple ways of understanding complex systems. They can help with complex business problems!