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Have you ever wondered why sometimes a project that sounded so promising, to begin with just fizzles out to nothing? 
 
Even projects with the potential to revolutionise the way a business runs can lose momentum and eventually linger incomplete. This loss of momentum is pretty common within organisations and can occur even when a project starts with high levels of engagement from all parties. 
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? 
Effective risk management strategies will help you to identify the strengths of a project, as well as the weaknesses, opportunities with it, as well as threats or pressure points. By taking steps to plan for the unexpected, it means that you will be ready to respond as and when they come up. If you want a project to be a success, then you need to define just how you are going to handle any of the potential risks, so that you can spot, mitigate, and avoid any problems as and when you need to. Successful project management is all about being able to see the project as a whole, and knowing and understanding that risk management is something that is vital. The goals of a project and being able to achieve them depends on how well you plan and prepare. 
 
 
As a company grows, the company director needs to devolve a number of their roles and responsibilities. 
 
When the business is bigger, there is more that needs to be done, and if as a company director you tried to carry on doing it all, you would quickly find your daily tasks piling up and end up being unproductive. 
 
When it is your baby, so to speak, it can be hard to relinquish some of what you are doing, as a company expands completely separate teams may be required as the work becomes more varied. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The past weeks have been a challenging experience for businesses. In these unprecedented circumstances, even the most seasoned of Many-Hatted Directors (MHD) will be understandably perplexed about what the future holds for their business. 
 
While the future may seem uncertain, the gradual process of unpausing the world has begun. This means that businesses are starting to reopen their doors. In this article, we will examine the steps that your business needs to begin making in readiness for reopening. Returning to ‘normal’ won’t be an option for a long time even after the world has unpaused completely. Instead, your business will need to navigate its way through the ‘new normal’ while facing the challenges that this brings. 
 
 
Whatever kind of changes your business might have gone through in recent times as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown, it is never too early to start thinking about how you are going to respond when the lockdown is lifted and the world unpauses. 
 
We don’t yet know if the lockdown will end suddenly or if there will be a staggered easing. However, it is important to plan for our business future - whatever that might be. 
 
But what will be required when the lockdown is lifted? In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the demands that you might have on your head as a Multi-Hatted Director (MHD). 
 
How can you ensure you meet all of these properly? 
 
 
Businesses all over the world have gone through some unique and significant changes this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 
 
There are many alterations you might have seen in your company, but one that has affected almost every business is working from home. You have almost certainly sent people home with the instruction to work from home as much as possible, and in all likelihood that threw up some technical difficulties. 
 
But have you considered how difficult it might be to get things back to normal once all this is over? 
 
 
 
 
 
When it comes to project management, scheduling a review at every key stage you reach ensures your hard work is not for nothing. After all, most projects fail because they are not reviewed at regular review points throughout the lifecycle of the project. 
 
This is specifically important in the IT department. Working with technology can get expensive at the start of the business life cycle, and it’s important to input cost effective reviews to keep change from being impossible. From initial concept to delivery at key stages, any project your enterprise is working on should be reviewed, to ensure it is still on target to meet the objectives and the benefits that were identified at the beginning of the project. 
 
 
 
Every project is a challenge and throws up its own unique challenges and problems that have to be overcome. That’s why every project you complete gives you a chance to learn lessons that you can carry forward and use to your advantage on future projects. It’s something that’s so often missed by teams in all kinds of industries, but that can be changed.  
 
Here’s what you need to know about learning lessons from historical projects. 
 
 
Having a business continuity plan in place is vital for operational success. Should your company be affected by any unforeseen issues, a business continuity plan will enable you to continue functioning without a loss of investment or income. 
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