Project Strategies – The Brief

Project Strategies

Project Strategy – What is a Project Brief? A successful project brief will only be useful if you have an agreed project board executive named to lead the stakeholders at the start up of the initiation phase. Having run many of the initiation meetings, the first one must include the executive to kick off proceedings. And be there for the first day on hand to provide guidance and knowledge. #ProjectStrategies #SMEs #Business #ITConsulting #ProjectManagement

Pro-Tip – Ask a Professional

Pro-Tip - The other day my niece who is fifteen was cooking tea for the family. Now, she is a very good cook and is really engaged in becoming a foodie. I've been lucky enough to enjoy a number of gourmet delights during the virus and lock down. Recently, she came to me while cooking with a plastic bottle of cider and asked me to open it for her. She doesn't have the strength yet, to open it and I did. It made me think of all the small businesses who struggle with information technology, not because they can't learn. they just don't have the time too.

(SMEs) regularly share confidential files via email

Having managed a compliance, risk and security team in my recent past, I know what I'm talking about. I did this across Europe covering off one hundred and forty applications in nineteen countries. it is so expensive and embarrassing when you lose your business data. Your clients tend to look elsewhere after data leaks and compromises. The latest article by James Coker Reporter from info security magazine, suggests that Nearly half (46%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regularly share confidential files via email. This despite the fact very few have updated their security since working from home due to the virus. There is a simple solution to this problem. Move the transfer of your business data behind close doors, use collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams; Dropbox business; Huddle; Citrix Sharefile and Google Business Apps. I only wrote about this last week. So, don't get caught with your pants down. Move your data files and business chatter to an application in the clouds. For example, collaborate from anywhere. Never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time.

Pro-Tip – Project Go-Live Decision Making!

Pro-Tip - No, it's nothing to do with golf or any other sport. It's me dipping into my bags of tricks and sharing some best practice from my past. While I'm at it "Do you feel you never have enough time?". Spend time exactly how you save money, by not spending it on luxuries or indulgent tasks. This time I talk about Project Go-Live Decision Making.