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As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a big change for businesses of all sizes. There have been changes to methods of working, with the majority working remotely, and a number of activities that need to be coordinated and mobilised to fit the new way of working. The need to plan properly is key, but it can be a challenge to realign your projects with new ways of doing things. Some workforces might have limited capacity at the moment, and some areas of business will be refocused on other areas, in order to meet an increase in demand in a certain area. So what can be done to help? 
 
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.” 
 
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. 
 
Everyone would agree that unless something brings a benefit to a company it’s not really worth doing. Unfortunately, this philosophy is not always observed, especially when it comes to projects. Projects need to be aligned with your company strategy otherwise they are a waste of time and money. Here’s why. 
 
Is your organisation focusing on the right projects that align with the company strategy and vision? Are you sure your scarce project resources are being deployed in the most effective way? 
 
 
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