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ESG Projects

The investment sector is very focused on ESG at the moment, with new regulations coming into force and the desire of businesses to make a difference. In such a fast-moving environment, where do you start when you need to set up an ESG project?
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Whose Project is it anyway?

On Projects there is sometimes an assumption that you ‘just know’ what you should be doing, but that is rarely the case. This short article explains what to think about and what to ask.
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Turning Projects Around

We often get asked to help turn around projects that are struggling. How do you do it? There is no right answer, but we've written this short article with some thoughts and tips.

Projecting and the environment

With COP26 kicking off next week in Glasgow, we are in a green mood and we wanted to share how Projecting is working to meet the challenges that we all currently face.
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Are Project Management skills transferable?

Can a project manager work on any project, with transferable skills that will work in any sector? Or do you need to have a specialism to be truly effective? Matt Howells discusses.
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The Influence of Scale on Projects

As with many aspects of life, considering the impact of size and scale on projects can determine the approach taken to planning and delivery. Matt Howells keeps it in the family while sharing experiences of working with projects and organisations large and small.

Assembling Furniture like a Project Manager

Climb inside the mind of a Project Manager when faced with one of life's greatest challenges: flat-pack furniture assembly. David Hamilton takes us through initiation to go-live and everything in-between.

Communication for Project Managers

Communication is a fundamental core skill for a Project Manager, and perhaps the most important. Monica Johnston explains why every PM should have a communication toolbox and know how, and when, to use it.
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Is it time for an office move?

We know lots of companies are actively looking at their property strategy. At Projecting we have a lot of experience in project managing property moves. This article by Matt Howells covers some of the things that you’ll need to think about.
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Remote Go-live implementations

Remote working does not have to be a barrier to a successful delivery of a key project. Monica Johnston recalls a recent successful implementation and gives our top-tips from the experience.
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APM Blog – RAG Status

David Hamilton recently had two instalments of a blog on the use of RAG status in projects published by the Association for Project Management. Read at the links to the APM site.
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How to Slow Down, Pause, or Stop Projects Safely

Once you have decided that a project needs to slow down, pause, or stop what are the next steps required to safely enact that decision. Part 2 of our series Difficult Project Decisions
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Project Prioritisation in Difficult Circumstances

Difficult decisions sometimes need to be made about the continuing viability of any project. How do you properly assess the options available? This is the first article in our series Difficult Project Decisions

Project Management: Experience or Qualifications?

Qualifications can be a gateway into a successful career in Project Management. But what is relative the value of these qualifications once you start gaining that all-important experience in a PM role? Projecting’s Jane Ryan shares her own experiences…

AI for Projecting clients

A year ago we introduced Projecting's sister company DELTA AI, and the types of AI solutions they can offer. Since then, we’ve talked about AI with many Projecting current or potential clients keen to understand its potential, and we are already working with a company in the Wealth industry on a transformation project with an AI component.
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Juggling Chainsaws

There have been many metaphors used for Project Management, such as “spinning plates”. We explain why we think "Juggling Chainsaws" is more appropriate, and how to master the art and deal with the inevitable drops.
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How Do You Make Your Projects Client-centric?

Client-centric is an approach that focuses on creating a positive experience for the client. It is something that is easy to talk about, but can be difficult to achieve in practice. Monica Johnston discusses the practical steps that can be taken.
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Dude, where’s my data?

There are many questions companies need to ask themselves about data following regulatory changes such as GDPR, particularly within Financial Services. Projecting can help with the answers.
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Steps to Success on Technology Projects

There have been some very high profile, and some less high profile, IT project failures and outages in the past couple of years. David Hamilton explains the pitfalls and gives our tips for success.
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FCA Investment Platforms Market Study interim report

The 2018 FCA Platform Review interim report highlighted that the challenges of the costs and charges reporting requirement due in January 2019.
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How to kill a Zombie Project

It’s not only people who can become zombies; it’s projects too. But how do you identify and kill a Zombie Project? David Hamilton explains...
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Introducing DELTA AI

Introducing DELTA AI - implementing and delivering practical Artificial Intelligence solutions for all parts of the financial services sector. The first in a series of articles on this part of the Projecting Group.
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Navigating at Speed

The project manager is constantly assessing the position and navigating the project through an ever-changing landscape of priorities. We offer tips to steer towards calmer seas.
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FCA Business Plan 2018-19

Summer is here - time to enjoy the fine weather; the sport; holidays; and to consider your approach to regulation following publication of the FCA Business Plan 2018-19. No, really.
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GDPR – Taking Stock

With a couple of months to go until GDPR becomes law, how far up (or down) the Information Commissioners 12 steps are you from compliance? We would like to give some practical guidance and advice, as well as share our experience to date.
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I’ve Started So I’ll Finish

In an ideal world you would have the same project manager from start to finish, but the reality is that this doesn’t always happen. When it does happen, you should not be surprised but you should be prepared.
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Hindsight – The Unkindest Cut of All

As project managers and business analysts, we have all looked back at our successes and failures and thought, why did we do that? Iain Mailer explains how to maximise the benefits of doing so.
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How to Create Sense on Projects

In our view Project Management is not common sense, but a common sense is important for project success. Here are our top tips for "creating common sense" on your project.
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Is Project Management Common Sense?

Lots of people will tell you that project management is just common sense, including project managers. We are not so sure...
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10 non-banking things I learnt at Web Summit

I recently attended Web Summit in Lisbon. Here are 10 things I learned...