Category Archives: Portfolio Management

Tips on Strategic Business Planning – Predictions of Reaction Against Globalisation

When thinking back on my business training (a few decades ago!), there are only a few books that stand out as classics and that have served me well in my management consulting. One of those books was Peter Schwartz’s, Art … Continue reading

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Tips for Managing Complex Multi-country Roll-out Programmes

Many global companies are wanting to realise the benefits of capturing timely and consistent information and processes across their sites — to allow timely decision-making, to realise efficiencies and to provide ability for team members to have the opportunities to … Continue reading

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Tips on Soft Skills for Project Managers & Others

I recently posted in a LinkedIn group for Project Managers about what are the skills or mentoring that newly-experienced Project Managers desire or require. (Instead of assuming we know they need, I wanted to get the answers from the “horse’s … Continue reading

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Is Change Management Over-rated?

Should businesses spend money on people “change management” especially on large-scale projects that are already expensive? Is change management often “a lot of fluff” and “airy-fairy stuff” that is common sense — and often run by people who appear to … Continue reading

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What’s the Big Deal about PMOs?

Some of my knowledgeable (and talented) business colleagues shrug their shoulders and raise their eyebrows when I mention my work with Project/Programme Management Offices (PMOs). One of them stated with confidence, “I will let the IT propeller heads deal with … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation: Instead The Power of Talking Benefits

Have you noticed that sometimes consultants (and other IT colleagues such as sales reps) appear to have communication with clients that just seems to “miss”? Sometimes it even appears that they are speaking different languages. The IT folks may be … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall — Why do Projects Fail?

Mirror mirror on the wall – which project is the fairest of them all? Projects fail for a variety of reasons, but there are common themes that keep cropping up. Sometimes organisations and projects need an external and objective assessment … Continue reading

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