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Welcome to the Green Giant blog where we'll be sharing our insights and advice to help your business grow. 
 
To start with, Project Governance is not the same as Project Management. Here is a definition. 
According to the Association for Project Management “Governance refers to the set of policies, regulations, functions, processes, procedures and responsibilities that define the establishment, management and control of projects, programmes and portfolios.” 
 
Companies nowadays hold more and more data but is all that data necessary? Are we holding on to too much data “just in case”? How many times have you heard or used that phrase yourself? 
 
Are you using your existing technology to its full advantage? 
 
Buying or selling a business or merging with another company is not just a case of hashing out the legal side of things. 
 
Spending time at the start of a project to ensure all detail is captured and planned is crucial. Projects tend to fail because they are poorly planned. Spending time at the very beginning and running through the processes will minimise the risk of something being missed. A project manager is only a facilitator of the activities so needs to engage the experts to understand and define all the activities in a plan. 
 
Customer Journey Mapping
As a business grows and more customers come on board time should be taken to understand what the journey your customers experience is like. What are the challenges they have in finding your service/product and could they be improved? This is where Customer Journey Mapping comes in. 
 
SWOT analysis
Would you like a simple yet effective tool to get an insight into your business’ state of affairs? A SWOT analysis could do the trick. 
 
It not only allows for analysis of your whole business but can also give insights into each of your departments.  
 
The acronym SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. 
 
 
With more and more news stories reporting on cyber threats such as phishing emails or ransomware, it has become increasingly important to educate your employees on cyber security. 
 
It’s now been over six months since the implementation of GDPR. Have you checked your company's GPDPR compliance? According to GDPR:Report, only 21% of businesses in the UK believed they were GDPR compliant by September. Where is your company on their GDPR compliance journey? 
 
With many employees home based or on the road or the team being made up of contractors, talking to one another has become trickier. Of course, we can all use our mobile phones, but what about messages or discussions that concern the whole team? 
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