Sun, 24 May 2020 23:46:44 GMT Benchmarking, Investment Analysis and Front-End Planning https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/582993/Benchmarking--Investment-Analysis-and-Front-End-Planning My blog is part of my passion for professional development-of myself and others. My areas of project management experience and expertise are benchmarking, investment analysis and front-end planning, and my blog will covers these subject in a series of posts. The elements of SCORE that underpin investment analysis https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64239/The-elements-of-SCORE-that-underpin-investment-analysis Fri, 22 May 2020 13:43:46 GMT In the third in my series on Investment Analysis, I continues with the subject of Investment Analysis for Project Managers based on a series of three seminars for the UK Chapter PMI during 2018 and 2019. The story I have to share relates to my experience of leading a Synergy Project at a ref... The Cash Flow Model and Investment Metrics https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63760/The-Cash-Flow-Model-and-Investment-Metrics Sat, 25 Apr 2020 09:22:19 GMT In the second of my series on Investment Analysis, I continues with the subject of Investment Analysis based on a series of three seminars for the UK Chapter PMI during 2018 and 2019. Imagine the letter 'J' on a cash flow chart.  This is the curve of cash flow and is t... Investment analysis for project managers https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/62660/Investment-analysis-for-project-managers Tue, 03 Mar 2020 16:35:32 GMT In the first of my series on Investment Analysis, I open with an introduction to the subject based on the material I presented at a a series of three seminars for the UK Chapter PMI during 2018 and 2019. Imagine you are leading a project and your instinct tells you there is a flaw in th... Green Belt Benchmarking https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/62577/Green-Belt-Benchmarking Sun, 01 Mar 2020 17:40:26 GMT What is a Green Belt, a qualification in Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement (CI) - someone told me it is really a white belt and you have had a roll in the grass. Where does benchmarking fit in, well it does in three places;  firstly in the definition of a problem - a reference for improvemen... Next Generation of Benchmarking https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/60396/Next-Generation-of-Benchmarking Fri, 07 Feb 2020 18:58:09 GMT I was challenged by the Data Analytics community to give a presentation on the Next Generation of Benchmarking I have been making enquiries into the matter. This note summarises the nextgen possibilities that build on my Subject Matter Expert presentation and series of blogs on Benchmarking - one of... Benchmarking Infrastructure https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59871/Benchmarking-Infrastructure Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:56:35 GMT For my third and final professional example, I am using the UK Governments Infrastructure and Projects Authority guidance document Benchmarking – Best Practices. I was privileged to be asked to provide a ‘critical friend’ review of the document before it was issued in Mar... Benchmarking on Major Gas Pipeline Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59330/Benchmarking-on-Major-Gas-Pipeline-Projects Sat, 11 Jan 2020 20:13:57 GMT For my second professional example of benchmarking in projects I am drawing on the context of major oil and gas pipelines.  Specifically pipelines from Azerbaijan to Europe.  I was involved in facilitating a series of front end planning workshops; advising on project best practices an... Benchmarking Project Practices https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59001/Benchmarking-Project-Practices Fri, 03 Jan 2020 15:43:57 GMT To continue my series of blogs on benchmarking, for my first of three professional examples I will focus on benchmarking of project practices.  I have three complementary benchmarks of project best practices to share – they are front end planning, team alignment and project complexit... The Art and Science of Benchmarking https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58430/The-Art-and-Science-of-Benchmarking Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:19:35 GMT In the first in my blog series on Benchmarking I will opens with an introduction to the subject.  The material is based on a presentation I gave this year for a PMI UK webinar and an evening seminar for the PMI UK South What is benchmarking? Looking back at history, a ...