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5 Things to Consider when Initiating a Mega-Project
By Alan Zucker
Mega-projects (aka, massive strategic initiatives) are not just big projects. The scale and complexity of these undertakings can overwhelm the typical enterprise. To successfully execute mega-projects, enterprises should adjust and... Read More»

How to obtain the best ideas
By Alfonso Bucero
In any organization everybody has a unique viewpoint. These viewpoints generate a tremendous opportunity. In my experience working for multinational firms as a project manager, employees have many ideas for... Read More»

Are Your Metrics Meaningless?
By Patti Gilchrist
Data is an essential corporate asset, critical for the continued success of any business. Data empowers organizations to make critical decisions and drives strategy. Thus, organizations often enthusiastically collect and... Read More»

Creating the Project Office - a Personal Story
By Randy Englund
Every so often a student posts a course review that thrills and delights me, even more than usual, mainly because it validates and vividly describes, in a most personal manner,... Read More»

Think and Work Differently
By Margaret de Haan
For any of you that have ever read anything that I have posted in the past, you know that I always lean towards doing what makes sense rather than what... Read More»

Portfolio Management: Lamborghini Body on a Plymouth Horizon Chassis
By Brian Irwin
Having attempted rolling out project portfolio management at several organizations I can state with confidence that the portfolio management process fails to deliver on its promise to streamline an organization’s... Read More»

Do You Always Under Estimate Your Projects?
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
I got a request the other day looking for someone to do a workshop on estimating. Some engineers were interested in what projects really cost and how are these costs... Read More»

"Manage That Pipeline!"
By Margaret de Haan
OK, so for those of you that manage the Project pipeline, I'm sure that many if not most of you have experienced those Charters that don't get approved, or die.... Read More»

Portfolio Management: Is Modern Management Practice Compatible?
By Brian Irwin
I sat anxiously in the PMO Director's office waiting to present my proposal for an organizational portfolio management process implementation. I had spent the previous several months drafting the process... Read More»

Why Not Link Projects to Strategy?
By Randy Englund
Barriers to Implementation It is relatively easy to develop models for selecting portfolios of projects that are thorough and integrate objective and subjective data. When all is said and done,... Read More»




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