Is the iPhone the best project in history?

Is the iPhone the best project in history?

If you're thinking about launching a strategic project, or are currently doing so, I strongly recommend you follow the same approach. I guarantee that your chances of success will increase considerably.

Is everything becoming a project?

Is everything becoming a project?

We are witnessing the rise of the project economy. Even the so-called gig economy is driven by projects.

Notorious Project Failures - Google Glass

Notorious Project Failures - Google Glass

What lessons can we learn from noteworthy projects that failed or were delivered successfully?

Notorious project failures -- Berlin airport: Why did it go wrong?

Notorious project failures -- Berlin airport: Why did it go wrong?

Using a simplified framework -- composed of 10 areas of focus -- that I developed over years of teaching executives how to do better projects and that I apply consistently in my day-to-day job, I will look at projects that are...

10 project management fundamentals for M&A success

10 project management fundamentals for M&A success

If any business activity ever cried out for leadership by someone with project management expertise, it is an initiative spawned by a merger or acquisition. Here are 10 steps successfully applying project management fundamentals to...

Why senior executives neglect project management

Why senior executives neglect project management

I have spent 10 years trying to understand why senior executives seem to neither understand project management nor regard it as an important means of strategy execution. While conducting my research, I discovered that most heads of...

Project managers have the skills to become CEOs, so why don’t they?

Project managers have the skills to become CEOs, so why don’t they?

It is well known among the project management community that there is a glass ceiling in the career path of project managers (PMs). Only a tiny proportion have the opportunity to reach the top of the corporate ladder and land the...

Brexit: a project doomed to fail

Brexit: a project doomed to fail

I have analyzed thousands of projects that failed. One thing that came across clearly in my research is that the projects that didn’t deliver their expected outcomes were missing at least three of nine characteristics of good project...

No software adequately manages and monitors how organizations implement their strategies
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No software adequately manages and monitors how organizations implement their strategies

Using a companywide project portfolio management system is indispensable to managing the change-the-business dimension. Managing hundreds of projects, thousands of resources and millions of dollars without tools like Excel, MS Project...

A business guide to project portfolio management
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A business guide to project portfolio management

Most executives do not have a good understanding of what project portfolio management (PPM) is. Top management tends to think about PPM in terms of financial portfolio management. Here is a short guide on how to explain PPM to senior...

Why less is more with project management

Why less is more with project management

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...

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