Tag Archives: processes

Is your team leadership organized for Enterprise 2.0?

I used to believe that major organizational changes could only be accomplished by one highly visible individual. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Scott Cook come to mind. It was easy to conclude that the type of leadership so critical to major change can come only from a single larger-than-life person. It's a false belief. Because […]

Lines of Sight

ARE YOU A DEVELOPMENT, PROJECT, OR TEST MANAGER? DO YOU BELIEVE YOUR PROJECT IS UNDER CONTROL? LET ME ASK YOU A FEW SIMPLE QUESTIONS. When will the system-platform-service be accepted? Really? How do you know? How many more test cycles should we plan for? No... I mean exactly? Are the client's needs satisfied? Prove it. […]

Executing global strategies with the Program Management Office

As technology breakthroughs help teams overcome geographic boundaries, more and more enterprises are going global. The benefits of globalization far outweigh its challenges. Enterprises pursuing the globalization path leverage global best practices and IT to their business advantage, reducing their operations costs while increasing their focus on strategic business needs. Global teams rely on fundamentally […]

Addressing the common project risks and remedies

While risk management is integral to other project management processes, project definition and planning must proceed before fundamental risks can be analyzed. Create or obtain the essential foundation documents for your project: 1) A sponsor-approved charter that outlines your project's schedule, scope and resource goals (these are targets NOT estimates), 2) A preliminary project plan […]