The last part includes further articles, webinars, podcasts and interesting stuff that I came across over the past month.
One of the most surprising project failures I came recently across was the one of the new Berlin airport. It is rare to see a project of such size fail, especially in Germany, a country known for its effectiveness, efficiency and planning capabilities.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Stuart Crainer and Des DearLove, founders of Thinkers50, launched in 2001, and the first-ever global ranking of management thinkers. I was curious to hear about their project, as well as their views on thought leadership, and why project management has been ignored by most of the “gurus”.
Every organization needs what I call a “hierarchy of purpose.” Without one, it is almost impossible to prioritize effectively.
We all receive tens and hundreds of emails, newsletters, blog post – per day. My goal is to make this one insightful, engaging, and to the point. Once a month, I will only share some of my latest thinking and a few stories that I found useful for myself.
Every big project accomplished, like the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, welcomes the visitor with one of the bold statements. This approach to ruling a region is inspirational to the business community, which is seen as the perfect partner in helping the government implement the strategic plan.
Look around. Think back to your organizational experience. I have done the same. Over three decades working in organizations and carrying out research into organizations, I have come to the conclusion that very few companies succeed in implementing their strategy.
I did this interview for The Economist’s Intelligence Unit five years ago for an article on “Mitigating project portfolio risks in the financial services industry” on how companies track projects to mitigate risks, and how they identify projects that are failing to reduce the impact on the company, the team, and the bottom line. Surprisingly many…
Project Management has continued to evolve over the past years, becoming more and more relevant in both organizations and governments around the world. There are a few developments which I believe will become mainstream in 2016. I recently talked about this in Portfolio Manager with PMI Today. My views are based on my own experience as Head…
“If you want to make sure something doesn’t get done…. make it a project.” This is a common statement often heard from senior executives, including CIOs. Companies often have too many projects going on at one time. This leads to a high rate of failure, here’s a look at how to change that. This…