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How to Increase Project Success
VLADIMIR CORDIER
HEAD OF PROJECTS / EUROPEAN OPERATIONS
SHARP ELECTRONICS
with the 50 GOLD...
Why another book about Project
Management ?
with already 1000's of books and certifications on the subject
www.50projectru...
Because
 Projects still go out of control
 Non-trained Managers have to act as “Occasional Project Managers”
 TRAINING ...
All TOO familiar sentences Project Managers keep hearing
 FROM the “Occasional Project Managers” :
 “I’ve just passed my...
But most importantly BECAUSE
 We’ve OVERLOOKED how to successfully on-board the PROJECT TEAM – which does 90%
of the work...
By EVERYONE we mean
PROJECT SPONSORS / PROJECT BOARD
PROJECT MANAGER
Project
Team IT
Project
Team HR
Project Team
Finance
...
How do we bridge that CRITICAL GAP ?
 By EDUCATING “ALL” our PEOPLE
 By SETTING the same EXPECTATIONS
 By SPEAKING the ...
BUT
 We CAN’T AFFORD to send everyone on a COURSE
 COURSES/BOOKS are usually for PROJECT MANAGERS & TECHNICAL
 NOT EVER...
BUT LIKEWISE - CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD ?
 OUT OF CONTROL project budgets & schedules
 Daily ISSUES & misunderstandings
 L...
SO - DO LIKE MANY EARLY ADOPTERS
 Get “THE 50 GOLDEN RULES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT” book/eBook
 Use it with “EVERYONE”
 I...
 “THE 50 GOLDEN RULES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT” book sales
#1 - INDIA
#2 - USA
#3 - UK
#4 - FRANCE
#5 - GERMANY
 Why are we...
 INDIA wants to be energy self-sufficient by 2030*
 Hence it needs CLOCK-WORK & FLAWLESS project planning & execution
 ...
www.50projectrules.com © 2014
So – What are these RULES all about ?
13
Soft Skills + Hard Skills
This is what you learn fr...
www.50projectrules.com © 2014
WHAT ELSE
14
I – Timing &
Money Rules
II – Planning
& Scoping
Rules
III – Doers
Rules
IV – Q...
 “Out of the 50 GOLDEN RULES - what are YOUR most important ones ? ”
#1 - AVOID BEING TOLD YOUR PROJECT END DATE AND BUDG...
 The book is no substitute to formal Project Management certification
 However, for Project Managers & non-Project Manag...
 GO BACK TO WORK and that’s it ?
 OR SPEND A FEW QUIDS and GIVE THESE RULES A GO ?
 What have you got to LOSE ?
 INCRE...
ANY QUESTIONS?
Find out more at www.50projectrules.com
www.50projectrules.com © 2014
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR TIME
Connect via...
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How to Increase Project Success with 50 Universal Golden Rules

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Vladimir Cordier, Head of Projects, European Operations Sharp Electronics Europe (SEE) & Author of "The 50 Golden Rules of Project Management", presentation @ Project Challenge Show UK/London 12th March 2014.

Why another book about Project Management? Indeed, with already 1000's of books and certifications on the subject, why bother?

Well, projects still go out of control, don't they? Many organizations still fail to appoint professional projects managers to run complex endeavours, setting instead many managers for failure. As for the Project Manager's role, well, here again, we are still back to pre-historic times: some compare PM to bull dogs, or see them as personal assistants.

Hence, in order to reach a common understanding, Vladimir spent 4 years summarizing what he has learnt over a 15's year’s successful career, spanning across a wide range of industries and international projects.

These universal golden rules of project management all fit into a 72 pages book. Whether you are an experienced project manager or working with them, come and check for yourself whether they work for you too.

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How to Increase Project Success with 50 Universal Golden Rules

  1. 1. How to Increase Project Success VLADIMIR CORDIER HEAD OF PROJECTS / EUROPEAN OPERATIONS SHARP ELECTRONICS with the 50 GOLDEN RULES book “For Everyone – not only Project Managers” www.50projectrules.com © 2014
  2. 2. Why another book about Project Management ? with already 1000's of books and certifications on the subject www.50projectrules.com © 2014
  3. 3. Because  Projects still go out of control  Non-trained Managers have to act as “Occasional Project Managers”  TRAINING & EDUCATING “ALL” your staff :  AVOIDS serious issues, costs, and delays slippage  INCREASES SUCCESS & ACCOUNTABILITY  DECREASES AMBIGUITY www.50projectrules.com © 2014
  4. 4. All TOO familiar sentences Project Managers keep hearing  FROM the “Occasional Project Managers” :  “I’ve just passed my Prince 2 exam, what do I do now ?”  “Am I supposed to do this or is it someone else ?” (reference creating a process flow template)  FROM Senior Management :  “I don’t have any training budget, how am I supposed to deliver these projects ?”  “Why is that project going wrong, we’ve got a certified PM on it ?”  FROM Project Team Members :  “Are we supposed/allowed to discuss risks & issues ?”  “Do I really need to attend these weekly meetings ?” www.50projectrules.com © 2014
  5. 5. But most importantly BECAUSE  We’ve OVERLOOKED how to successfully on-board the PROJECT TEAM – which does 90% of the work !!!  TOO MUCH FOCUS/FAITH on Project Manager’s “paper” certifications, tools and processes  Project Management literature for “ALL” is currently :  TOO COMPLEX, TECHNICAL & SPECIALIZED  SCARY, NOT SUITED, IN SHORT SUPPLY  “EVERYONE” hasn’t got the same UNDERSTANDING of what THEY & the PROJECT MANAGERS shall do or not! www.50projectrules.com © 2014
  6. 6. By EVERYONE we mean PROJECT SPONSORS / PROJECT BOARD PROJECT MANAGER Project Team IT Project Team HR Project Team Finance Project Team Product 3rd Parties Etc… www.50projectrules.com © 2014
  7. 7. How do we bridge that CRITICAL GAP ?  By EDUCATING “ALL” our PEOPLE  By SETTING the same EXPECTATIONS  By SPEAKING the same LANGUAGE  By KEEPING IT SIMPLE & AFFORDABLE www.50projectrules.com © 2014
  8. 8. BUT  We CAN’T AFFORD to send everyone on a COURSE  COURSES/BOOKS are usually for PROJECT MANAGERS & TECHNICAL  NOT EVERYONE needs to LEARN about Project Management  We DON’T NEED PROJECT MANAGERS, we’ll DO IT OURSELVES  We ALREADY have PMs, and IT’S THEIR JOB to MAKE IT WORK www.50projectrules.com © 2014
  9. 9. BUT LIKEWISE - CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD ?  OUT OF CONTROL project budgets & schedules  Daily ISSUES & misunderstandings  LACK of visibility  Finger pointing culture & BAD team spirit  POOR quality & publicity  BEING UNSUCCESSFUL www.50projectrules.com © 2014
  10. 10. SO - DO LIKE MANY EARLY ADOPTERS  Get “THE 50 GOLDEN RULES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT” book/eBook  Use it with “EVERYONE”  INTERNAL & EXTERNAL PROJECT TEAMS  PROJECT MANAGERS & PROJECT BOARD  Initiate DISCUSSIONS/SURVEYS - SET EXPECTATIONS  AND BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT HOW HOW EFFECTIVE & SUCCESSFUL YOU “ALL” CAN BE* www.50projectrules.com © 2014 Private / Public / Academic / Training sectors Source*: P. Hide – EU VP Operations - Sharp
  11. 11.  “THE 50 GOLDEN RULES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT” book sales #1 - INDIA #2 - USA #3 - UK #4 - FRANCE #5 - GERMANY  Why are we sharing that data? www.50projectrules.com © 2014 FACTS & DATA – Sales Ranking SERIOUS ABOUT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  12. 12.  INDIA wants to be energy self-sufficient by 2030*  Hence it needs CLOCK-WORK & FLAWLESS project planning & execution  But its PROJECT MANAGEMENT ADOPTION/CERTIFICATION across public/private sector is way behind, compared to Western Europe & China  It needs to EDUCATE AN ARMY of project managers and project team members across various specialities, and at all levels  On top of sending its Project Managers on “must-have” certification courses, India also understands that EDUCATING the people who have to do the work is KEY - A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE !! www.50projectrules.com © 2014 BECAUSE Source*: Dr. M Veerappa Moily - India Hon'ble Minister Petroleum & Natural Gas - Dec 2013
  13. 13. www.50projectrules.com © 2014 So – What are these RULES all about ? 13 Soft Skills + Hard Skills This is what you learn from experience as a PM and the insights you are rarely taught in college or university* Simple, Accessible & Affordable 72 pages only They are not Rocket Science – but rather Common Sense Increasing Project Success & Decreasing Uncertainties Universal - for any project type, size or industry For EVERYONE - Project Managers and those working with them 4 year’s of International research & observation Real life project’s examples A Project Manager MUST HAVE attribute’s check-list Source*: Project Smart UK - 2013
  14. 14. www.50projectrules.com © 2014 WHAT ELSE 14 I – Timing & Money Rules II – Planning & Scoping Rules III – Doers Rules IV – Quality Rules V – People & Communication Rules VI – House Keeping Rules Be Proactive and Anticipate… Never Assume… Take Ownership & Lead … Simplify & Clarify… Clear Roles & Responsibilities… Track & Document… 6 x UNIVERSAL categories
  15. 15.  “Out of the 50 GOLDEN RULES - what are YOUR most important ones ? ” #1 - AVOID BEING TOLD YOUR PROJECT END DATE AND BUDGET #2 - BE CLEAR, SIMPLIFY AND CLARIFY #3 - HAVE CLEAR ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES #4 - HAVE GREAT IQ, EQ AND PQ #5 - FREQUENTLY STEP BACK AND ANALYSE YOUR PROJECT #6 - TRACK AND DOCUMENT EVERYTHING #7 - NEVER ASSUME #8 - HAVE AGREED DELIVERABLES AND DON’T RUSH THE PLANNING www.50projectrules.com © 2014 PRACTICAL USE EXAMPLE – Germany Survey Results* Source*: Sharp EU Operations – Jan 2014
  16. 16.  The book is no substitute to formal Project Management certification  However, for Project Managers & non-Project Managers alike :  It is a simple & efficient way to BE CLEAR on who does what  It EMPOWERS EVERYONE with universal knowledge & best practices  It INCREASES PROJECT SUCCESS & decreases uncertainties* www.50projectrules.com © 2014 IN SUMMARY Source*: A. Jain – PMA India National President
  17. 17.  GO BACK TO WORK and that’s it ?  OR SPEND A FEW QUIDS and GIVE THESE RULES A GO ?  What have you got to LOSE ?  INCREASE PROJECT SUCCESS  GAIN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE  BRING SOMETHING NEW, PROVEN & TESTED  SIMPLY EDUCATE YOUR WORKFORCE – WHOEVER THEY ARE www.50projectrules.com © 2014 SO WHAT NOW ? THE CHOICE IS YOURS
  18. 18. ANY QUESTIONS? Find out more at www.50projectrules.com www.50projectrules.com © 2014 MANY THANKS FOR YOUR TIME Connect via http://uk.linkedin.com/in/vcordier/

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