Creating the world’s largest television show in just 10 sprints
Picture this: You are put in charge of a project without a clearly defined budget. Without an organisation. Without a clear scope, but with a non-negotiable deadline in exactly eleven months.
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.
Project manager of the future
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.
Basic governance of projects
The four handles most top level managers install first to get a grip on the projects in their organisations.
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.
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.
Strategy is not complex. The best strategies are simple because of their insightful and clearly articulated choices about the future. But making choices and executing the strategy is hard.
Successful execution of large projects depends on two things: an effective project management model and real commitment from top management.
Portfolio management model
Your project portfolio should only consist of projects that create business value. Use our Portfolio Management Model to make sure your project portfolio is always aligned with your business strategy.
New technology, changing demographics, environmental regulations, global competition. The challenges facing private and public organisations are many and various. Sometimes, you have to effect major transformations to stay ahead.