Stoneseed IT
Stoneseed IT
Slide One - only button
Stoneseed

Blog

Read and subscribe to Stoneseed's Latest Blogs

Slide One - only button
Stoneseed

Blog

Read and subscribe to Stoneseed's Latest Blogs

BAeauty is in the eye of the BAholder - Why you should value your Business Analyst

Picture of bridge to a volcanic island
Laura Brandenburg created a Business Analyst Manifesto, in it she wrote: Out of chaos, we create order. Out of disagreement, we create alignment. Out of ambiguity, we create clarity. But most of all, we create positive change for the organizations we serve. BAeautiful, isn’t it? (Alright, enough wit...
Continue reading

The Evolution of The PMO Assessment

Image of PMO manual
Often, when you’re working in the thick of an IT Project or a busy multi-layered portfolio, it’s hard to identify even glaringly obvious risks. The Chartered Management Institute found recently that over a third (36%) of managers have experienced project failure in their career but before we rush to...
Continue reading

Kick Start Your Project Management Office (PMO) - Five Key Areas of Focus and Assessment

Kick-start
In 2020, the Project Management Institute (PMI) Pulse of the Profession reported that less than half (36%) of organisations achieved high alignment of projects with their organisational strategy. Projects that are not aligned to your business strategy are wasted investment. Reflect on that for a mom...
Continue reading

If demand for IT Project Managers starts to outstrip supply - how to affordably resource your IT Projects

Image showing balance of demand and supply, with demand weighing down
The acceleration of digital projects and the apparent “projectification” of just about every business function means the services of project managers and associated professionals are suddenly very much in demand!   To be honest, it feels weird to be trumpeting some good news against a backdrop of so...
Continue reading

Dale Beeton - Stoneseed Colleague Recognition Scheme

Profile image of Dale Beeton
We are delighted to award Head of Client Engagement, Dale Beeton the Stoneseed Colleague Recognition Scheme for March. Each month the staff at Stoneseed are asked to nominate their colleagues as part of a recognition scheme, where they have seen hard work, over achievement or acts of kindness and he...
Continue reading

Time for greater emphasis on IT Project WOMANagement?

WOMANagement-1
Guest blog by Nicol Cutts - Stoneseed Head of Project Management       March 8th is International Women's day.  Aptly, adverts for the PMI UK Chapter, International Women's Day webinar: "The modern woman in leadership "dropped into my inbox at the same time as a reply to a question that I'd asked a ...
Continue reading

Why IT Projects Shouldn't Be Sheepish About BAaaS

BAaaS
Picture a Project Manager, a full team and a Business Analyst ... on every project. IT Project Nirvana. Budgets are tight so often it's the latter that either gets sacrificed, usually merged into someone else's role. Many Project Managers have in the past, had parts of their job description that loo...
Continue reading

The evolving role of the Project Manager

Image of human evolution
What do you think when you think Project Manager? Technical Project Management skills? The need to understand project scope, how to build a schedule and a budget and ensure the deliverables are produced on time?While all those things are still vital to the role of a Project Manager, the role of a PM...
Continue reading

The PMO has an image problem and it’s no laughing matter

Screen shot of man and girl with captions discussing why PMO has an image problem
I heard a PMO (Project Management Office) joke today. “How many PMOs does it take to change a lightbulb? Two, one to explain it’s not the role of the PMO and the other to realise explaining this (again) is futile and just change the lightbulb anyway.” Alright, it’s not the funniest gag you’ll ever h...
Continue reading

PMaaS - How flexible access to skills is delivering IT Project success in uncertain times

Image of shoes with arrows pointing in all directions around them
On a Zoom call with a client today, he and I were discussing how things had changed over the space of the past year. In and among the small talk, he said something about Agile vs Waterfall that got me thinking – I’ll come back to it. First, a short recap of the last year. As I write, it’s the start ...
Continue reading

New Year, New Budgets, New Projects! NEW CHALLENGES. Do IT Projects need new solutions?

Image of man surfboarding across a lava lake
Happy New Year! I am never sure when to stop saying that. Traditionally, I stop around a week into being back to work, but then nothing about this New Year is normal, is it? There’s never been a New Year and back to work period like this! Ever! For a start, many of us aren’t back in the actual offic...
Continue reading

What kind of Project Manager are you?

Image of a hand holding a pencil up to a question mark
Fast Five Blog SeriesThis week’s blog is inspired by a quiz in a Cosmo magazine, in a Dentist’s waiting room. While trying to figure out what percentage of funny someone could be, it got me thinking about how certain traits could define what kind of Project Managers are out there. Keep reading to se...
Continue reading

5 Project Manager resolutions for the New Year

Image of a sparkler
It’s that time of year where we make resolutions make for the New Year. Below, we have listed a few that you might consider, as a Project Manager, to not only improve your Project delivery but to help you improve your own skills. Set some realistic goals Did you struggle to meet the goals you set fo...
Continue reading

Sunny thoughts for dark winter mornings

Image of a clock tower
Its winter solstice next week, and with it the shortest of days. At the winter solstice the Sun travels the shortest path through the sky and we are all getting used to waking up in the dark and leaving work in the dark. Getting up before the sun can be really demotivating and the temptation to fall...
Continue reading

Stoneseed Project Professional of the Year Award - UK National Project Awards 2020

Image of the National Project Awards
During what can only be described as an extremely challenging year for many of us, we are extremely excited to acknowledge the hard work and successes of our colleagues within the project profession. Stoneseed is delighted to be sponsoring the Project Professional of the Year Award and will be prese...
Continue reading

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.stoneseed.co.uk/

Latest Blog Posts

August 2022
A Stoneseed team of five, headed up by Senior Project Manager Andrew Gallagher, have been working with the Illingworth team to research, develop and implement the ro...

Straight Talk on Project Management

Download your free eBook

Download Now

Got a Question?