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How to Drive Value When Nothing Is Going Right

The coronavirus pandemic has taught organizations that they need a way to deliver valuable project successes even when nothing is going as planned. It takes a solid foundation of metrics and a sound approach to knowing what initiatives can get done and...
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The Mutual Relationship between Performance Management and Project Management

Performance management is not just a function of human resource. Project and portfolio management is another great context for this process. Projects are the engine that drive an organization toward its vision. As such, a mature organization with rigorous...
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5 Reasons Projects Fail: #1 Elusive resource management

This is the final post in a 5-part series. To see the last post on “Organizational Rigidity”, click here. The #1 reason projects fail has been a thorn in the side of project and portfolio management throughout the entire history of the field. The...
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5 Reasons Projects Fail: #2 Organizational Rigidity

This is part 4 of 5 of a series. To see the last post on “Unrealized benefits”, click here. Two million years ago, the climate and landscape of Africa was in flux. Over the course of 200,000 years, areas alternated between woodland and grassland...
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5 Reasons Projects Fail: #3 Unrealized Benefits

This is part 3 of 5 of a series. To see the last post on “Procrastinating bad news”, click here. The common components of project success correspond to the triple constraint model. These components relate to the three sides of the Iron Triangle:...
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How AI Can Unlock the Final Frontier of Project Management

Most opportunities for digital disruption have happened when there is wasted capacity because of a disconnect with demand. How many empty houses were there before AirBnB connected people leaving town with people who wanted to stay there? How many empty...
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3 Keys to Delivering Business Value in the Face of a Dynamic World

The recent tariffs placed on Chinese products, which will raise the cost for doing business for several major industries, illustrates the necessity of organizational adaptability. Project success is not just on-time, on-budget, on-spec. Projects exist...
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Presenting: New EPMO White Paper

We have developed an Enterprise Project Management Office white paper, and we wanted to provide it for free for our loyal blog followers.  At 5,000 words and over a dozen graphics, this is the most in-depth content we have ever released free to the...
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