Clarion Sponsoring the 2017 PMI Chapter Conference

  Clarion is once again delighted to be a sponsor of the Ireland Chapter’s national conference this May – details on the conference are available here – PMI Conference Micro-Site. The conference will be showcasing local and relevant speakers and presentations on topics related to how project management enables leaders (regardless of situation and position) […]

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On March 22, 2016, posted in: blog, Change, Excellence, Home Page Posts, Project, Strategy, Talent by

Web Summits, Innovation and Gantt Charts!

As the Web Summit rocks into town again, for the last time in the foreseeable future, it brings along with it the annual excitement and hyperbole about innovation, pivoting, running lean and so on.  It can be easy to think that project management has no place in the worlds of the Web Summit and start-ups.  […]

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Clarion are Hiring Project Managers in UK (London/M25)

Project Manager Profile Clarion Consulting At Clarion Consulting, we help clients to improve efficiency and build sustainable competitive advantage through the development of project management capability, the close alignment of IT and business strategy and provision of skilled IT and business resources. Clarion is a successful and expanding Business and IT consulting practice. Practice areas […]

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On October 3, 2012, posted in: Jobs, Project, UK by

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PMO Challenges

Brief posting today – highlighting research from 2010 (which is still valid today) on the challenges facing organisations looking to implement a Project Management Office – and for those looking to maintain and keep a PMO. 

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On October 1, 2012, posted in: Project by

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Webinar on Demand: Protecting the Reputation of the PMO

Pat Millar, managing director with Clarion Consulting discusses practical ways in which project management practitioners can build and protect the reputation of the project management office.  

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On June 21, 2012, posted in: blog, Project by

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The Importance of Managing Change in Implementation Projects

Within any implementation project there are multiple life-cycles and frameworks operating in parallel – the ‘Implementation life-cycle’ (providing a framework from the needs assessment, through system selection, implementation and benefits realisation); the ‘Project Management life-cycle’ (providing a structured framework for planning, control, monitoring and executing) and finally the ‘Change Management’ life-cycle (taking the enterprise from […]

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On December 19, 2011, posted in: blog, Change, Project, Project Management by

The Evolving Role of the IT Function in Ireland

Now in its third iteration since 2007, the “Evolving Role of the IT Function in Ireland” examines every facet of IT within public and private organisations.  Five sections in the report cover topics such as the status of the IT function, IT governance and compliance, IT spending and decision-making and IT talent management. Pat Millar […]

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Clarion and PMI UK (Scotland) Embarks on Major Research Project

The PMI UK Regional Committee in Scotland is teaming up with project management specialists, Clarion Consulting to embark on a research exercise into project management practices in Scottish organisations.  With one one-fifth of the world’s GDP being spent on projects this year, our survey aims to uncover the trends and developments in this important discipline.  […]

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On January 18, 2010, posted in: blog, Project, Strategy, Value Management by

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On Time Delivery in Financial Services Sector

Research conducted by Clarion Consulting shows that ‘On Time Delivery’ of projects in the financial  services sector (RED in chart below) is reported at nearly 10% below the standard (14% vs. 23%) when it comes to the upper quadrant of the metric i.e. 76%+ projects completed On Time). This metric taken with an analysis on […]

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On December 15, 2009, posted in: blog, Project, Value Management by

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Improving/extending project management capability was ranked last out of 10 priorities in Clarion’s 2009 research into project management practices in Irish Organisations.

Improving project management capability was listed behind ‘Reducing IT/Enterprise costs’, ‘Managing Change Initiatives’ and ‘Launching new products or services’ – despite the fact that all of these initiatives require a mature project management capability in order to be delivered successfully and to return value to the business. How is project management perceived in your organisation? […]

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On December 8, 2009, posted in: blog, Project, Strategy by

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