May 2015 Dear Doctor Project I sent my staff on a very intensive 3-day project management workshop. It’s been several months now but I’m not seeing any significant change in how they’re managing their projects. They’re all working on projects…

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March 2014 Dear Doctor Project I hate my sponsor. He tells me I have to get the project completed within the constraints. I know it’s not enough time and budget. I don’t have the resources. My sponsor won’t listen to…

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November 2010 Dear Doctor Project I'm struggling with the project I'm leading. It seems too large, the scope too big and the team has too many people on it. Our project meetings are occurring two to three times each week.…

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October 2010 Dear Doctor Project, My organization has had a PMO in place for about 6 years. There have always been complaints from Program Managers, Project Managers and Sponsors regarding too much process and too many documents to complete. I…

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April 2010 Dear Doctor Project There are so many details on my project that I'm a little lost. I have to: track progress against the plan, prepare reports for my customers and sponsor, hold meetings with my team, manage change…

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March 2010 Dear Doctor Project I am struggling with a project where I am told that I must work within the defined scope and budget. As well, I have a fixed number of resources and must meet all of the…

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February 2010 Dear Doctor Project Thank you for your helpful Dr. Project advice column. Now I need some advice from you about budget cuts to my project. My project sponsor just cut 30% of the funds and I am really…

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November 2009 Dear Doctor Project My project sponsor is a problem. He doesn't read my status reports, change requests, etc. He often doesn't let me present to the steering committee on key issues yet he doesn't have all of the…

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October 2009 Dear Doctor Project My project is a constant challenge. Resources are often pulled by their managers and assigned to do other work or projects. The consultants are often late completing their deliverable requirements. The budget is over our…

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