David Cotgreave

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David Cotgreave MBA, BSc (hons), PRINCE II, is Professional Services Director at Stoneseed, with over 20 years’ experience in IT Consulting. David has worked with organisations such as BT Engage IT and KPMG, before founding Stoneseed in 2009 and has gained considerable business experience whilst working with a wide range of organisations across the UK and Europe carrying out a range of strategy, review and implementation projects.

David is currently responsible for leading the Programme and Project Management Services offered by Stoneseed.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of David Cotgreave and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

When an IT project isn't an IT project, engagement soars

Are you passionately curious? It's IT project management's success secret

Are you passionately curious? It's IT project management's success secret

Why do some projects stir a passion within you and others leave you less revved up? Could unlocking the secret lead to fewer IT project failures?

IT projects: do we actually ever learn 'lessons learnt'?

IT projects: do we actually ever learn 'lessons learnt'?

We record 'lessons learnt' as part of the project management process, but do we actually learn from them?

Aligning IT project and business strategies: why you should and how you can

Aligning IT project and business strategies: why you should and how you can

Everything that your business does should be aligned with your business strategy. Here’s why.

Are the greatest IT change managers now facing the greatest change?

Are the greatest IT change managers now facing the greatest change?

The role of the project managers is changing. Projects must mirror changing trends and adapt in terms of scope, domain, content and schedule to satisfy ever-faster business demands.

Where does an IT project manager’s job end?

Where does an IT project manager’s job end?

Traditionally a project is judged complete when it is transitioned into service. Maybe it’s time to reevaluate this end point.

‘You're fired!’ – one CIO’s strategy for greater effectiveness

‘You're fired!’ – one CIO’s strategy for greater effectiveness

A very novel way for CIOs to increase their own effectiveness.

If, buts and maybes: mind your IT project language

If, buts and maybes: mind your IT project language

Can certain words cast a negative shadow on project management thinking?

Align your IT and business strategy...or else!

Align your IT and business strategy...or else!

Understanding the business strategy is vital to adding real IT value. Here’s why…

How to fail well in IT projects

Failure is the new success. Here are five ways that you can embrace failure and enjoy its unexpected benefits.

CIOaaS? How IT partners must now have the flexibility of a yoga master

CIOaaS? How IT partners must now have the flexibility of a yoga master

Your IT partner needs to be flexible in how it advises, designs and delivers IT services.

How introverts could be the silent solution to IT project management problems

How introverts could be the silent solution to IT project management problems

Are the best IT project solutions hiding shyly in the shadows? The loudest voices in our teams don't have exclusivity on the best ideas.

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