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Welcome to the Green Giant blog where we'll be sharing our insights and advice to help your business grow. 
A project will never be completely risk-free. Indeed, risk will always be an element of a project process, an unavoidable component that you have to be prepared for. You always need to think about what could go wrong with your project. Unfortunately, there are too many businesses that are not putting the right level of focus on risk management. Instead, teams ignore this completely and hope for the best without preparing for the worst. So, how do you know if you are effectively managing your project risks? 
 
It’s possible that you have spent a lot of money on a project management system or software. Thus far though, you are not seeing the results that you had hoped for leading to a poor ROI. What’s going wrong? 
When you begin a project within your organisation you want to start it safe in the knowledge that your project will deliver what you expect. Before starting a project, your project manager will set out the key initiatives and projected outcomes along with timescales and budget. It is the responsibility of the team and the project leader to ensure that the project stays on track and delivers the right objectives. 
A Project Manager is a member of your organisation, tasked with leading specific large-scale projects. Ensuring clarity around the scope of work, onboarding and educating other individuals within the company, as well as managing timelines and budgets needed for completing the project successfully. 
 
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. 
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