Tag Archives: Project 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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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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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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Once Upon A Time – There was a (Project Mgr) Princess: A Short Story

Once upon a time, there was a (Project Manager) Princess.   Interestingly, she thought she made herself more beautiful each time she verbally attacked someone else. All of the team members (her own team and the contractors/consultants) had to wrap themselves … Continue reading

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Demystifying Project Portfolio Management – To Make a Real Difference!

  I recently came across one of those YouTube-type videos that truly moves you and potentially changes your life. (I don’t say this lightly – particularly for potentially “dry” topics like PMOs and project portfolio management!) The video is by Don … Continue reading

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