Project manager of the future
From project to business value with change management
The project manager is responsible for realising the deliverables – and the change manager for creating long-lasting value. These two roles must be linked more closely in future project management tasks in order to realise the benefits of the project.
Short and fat projects will save your bottom line
Kill Complexity is a change journey aiming at eliminating unnecessary complexity from an organisation and/or hindering unnecessary complexity in sneaking into the organisation. Kill Complexity is also about inspiring to having the courage to make trade-offs – and about building intelligent, simple solutions.
Basic governance of projects
The four handles most top level managers install first to get a grip on the projects in their organisations.
For project steering committees to perform excellently all members need to offer their full commitment to the project – they all need to be pigs. In addition four other skills and competencies need to be present in the steering committee.
Introduce more freedom and a few strict rules if you wish to increase the efficiency and quality of your development projects. This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it works.
Leadership in project environments
How do you allocate resources for cross-divisional projects while still meeting your targets in the line? Most line managers recognise this dilemma. To resolve it, you need to make sure that line and project goals are aligned so that the organisation is not competing for the same resources.
Project Portfolio Management
Running too many projects at the same time reduces the overall effect of your strategy. Establishing a strong Portfolio Management Office (PMO) will help you prioritise projects and execute them correctly.