Project Focus – Google Glass

With the aim of learning from past failures, this section analyses, using a simplified framework developed over more than ten years, a notorious project that was poorly managed and was terribly unsuccessful. What is fascinating about all projects is that they all share a set of common characteristics, which, if well understood, soundly addressed, and actively managed; can increase the chances of success and minimize the risk of failure.

Three reasons why so many Strategic Initiatives fail

During the past century, companies’ efforts to achieve their strategic initiatives have led to the improvement, and thus reduction, of operational work (run-the-business activities) and to an increase in projects (change-the-business activities). This slow but inevitable trend has had a significant impact on strategy execution. Unfortunately many companies remain ill-equipped to manage this shift. Thus, as the…

Focus = Happiness + Performance + Wellbeing Three Techniques to Dramatically Improve your Focus

To Focus …or Not to Focus? The essential question you should ask yourself if you want to achieve Success, Satisfaction, Performance and Happiness   Dalai Lama, Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Indra Nooyi (CEO PepsiCo), Warren Buffet, Ginni Rometty (CEO IBM), Stephen King, Larry Page (co-founder Google), Jack Welsh (ex-CEO GE), Steve Jobs, Angela Merkel… all…

Executive Guide for Implementing Project Selection and Prioritisation

One of the biggest challenges senior executives are facing today is how to prioritise their hundreds of projects, programs and strategic initiatives. This article will cover some of the key elements of the design and implementation of a project selection and prioritization process (PSP) as part of an enterprise-wide project portfolio management (PPM) deployment at…

Apple, Google, Lego,…benefits of becoming a “Focused Organization”

Is your company totally focused in their vision, in a few products, in a few services, in a few projects, in one single culture…? If not, asI explain in the following article, it might explain most of the issues you are currently facing… There is a major transition happening today inside organisations; and companies moving…