Process

Understand Where Your Program Is Today

A portfolio can include multiple programs, and/or the projects within a single program can be a portfolio. A portfolio is just a logical grouping of projects under a common leadership structure. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions, like WorkOtter, are inputs … Read More

Assess Where Your Program Has Been

A portfolio can include multiple programs, and/or the projects within a single program can be a portfolio. A portfolio is just a logical grouping of projects under a common leadership structure. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions, like WorkOtter, are inputs … Read More

Mentor Relationships

Program process strategy is not about taking boilerplate plan, process, and structure templates and implementing them. It is about understanding the organizational context and making conscious decisions about what processes (detail, depth, breadth) are required in that context on the … Read More

Leading Stakeholders

Stakeholder management involves everything necessary to control relationships with all the individuals a program has an impact on or affects to ensure the achievement of the program’s objectives. One of the primary concerns for any program manager should be stakeholder … Read More

Project Discipline

Process Violations Are Our Friends Do we always follow the logical, well thought out planned process we have established for repeatable success, or do we short-circuit the process every time an eminent deadline, cost pressure, or demanding customer or stakeholder … Read More

Accountability and Project Management Process

Two levels of accountability are critical to establishing a culture of clarity that fulfills project management initiatives with repeated successes. The first level is having someone who is accountable for the establishment and improvement of and compliance with the project … Read More

Want your project management software to work? Don’t skip this 1 thing.

I put a dollar in one of those change machines.  Nothing changed. ~George Carlin I am always amazed by how undervalued culture change management is within corporate America. To illustrate this point here is a true story… Not too long … Read More

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