Projects, have, are, and will be an essential part of value creation and social transformation. We are witnessing the rise of the project economy. The so-called gig economy is driven by projects.
Change your brain, Change your game … 15 big ideas for business leaders to win in a fast-changing world. Thinkers50’s European Business Forum brings together Europe’s business leaders with the best new ideas in business in Odense on 9-10 May 2017
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…