The Price of Advice - How To Buy Consultancy

Many organizations struggle to get value from their use of consultants. This is because they have the wrong idea about consultants. Read and learn.

Taking On Projects Beyond Your Capability To Deliver

Invisible driver of excessive costs Your organization has a range of capabilities - areas where it is particularly strong and effective that deliver the organization’s services and determine its competitiveness.

Potential Threats To Portfolio Management Offices - 3 Outcomes

The Portfolio Management Office must ensure the project delivery methods deliver the business' desired outcomes, rather than just "finishing" a project.

Just What Is The Portfolio Management Office Accountable For?

The role of the portfolio management office may be known, but what exactly is it accountable for? The answer may surprise you

These Good Times Are Ending...

Just a quick heads up... At the end of July 2014 - in just 10 days time - we are switching email providers and want you to come with us.

What You Need To Improve The Results Of Your Project Investments

To improve the ROI from project investments you need to uplift your value delivery capability and measure the results of each improvement.

How To Deliver A ROI From Project Investments Consistently

Your organization's value delivery capability determines the results and ROI it will deliver.

The Choice Between Project Delivery Capability and Value Delivery Capability

If you don't build your organization's capability to deliver value from projects, you will never deliver the value from projects. It's that simple.

How To Link Strategy, Business Outcomes And Delivery Projects

When your strategy, business and projects are all aligned the increase in results can be exponential. But this requires a different approach.

Does Technology Improve Productivity?

Whether you generate productivity from your project investments depends on your organization's level of value delivery capability - as we explain.

“Why ‘Transformation Programs’ Fail”

Transformation programs demand that the organization has the necessary 'capability' to successfully deliver them. Most organization's are deficient.

“Why You Should NOT Improve Your Project Delivery Processes”

Improving your project delivery processes can prevent you easily adopting value delivery processes - processes that actually deliver what you want.

Problems With Reengineering Approaches

Orthodox approaches to reengineering get lost in the detail and end up 'swatting flies while missing the elephants'. To avoid this, simplify.

The Speed Of Change

The speed of change

Project Methods Control The Results Delivered | Myth 3

Organizations try to improve their project delivery methods - this is the wrong approach, they need to improve their value delivery processes

International Recognition For TOP By Gartner

TOP's international recognition by Gartner as a 2011 Cool Vendor

TOP Of The Morning To You!

TOP of the morning to you!

The 8 Self Evident Value Delivery Truths #4 Don't Start What You Can't Finish

Assessing if you can deliver successful projects that are strategically relevant is the key to project success.

The 8 Self Evident Value Delivery Truths #3 Who Is Accountable For Value

Accountability for value delivery performance lies at the top of the organization. They need to uplift the organization's value delivery capability.

TOP's Four Lens Perspective On Projects 3 - Program Control

TOP's four lens model changes management's perspectives and the processes involved in value and project delivery

Where Does The Value Go On Projects - 1?

The cumulative increase in project delivery costs plus the loss of targeted value causes projects to lose half of their available value, unnecessarily

Frozen Out

The organization needs to vouch that their projects are not ‘frozen’ before they can be assured it will deliver real value to the business.

Scoring Goals

Scoring goals - it is not important to set goals and work towards sustaining the operations along with those set goals, but all the means must be utilized in order to achieve those goals and objectives.

Ignoring The Obvious

Ignoring the obvious. Risk management is inevitable if the project needs to run smoothly. If they are ignored, the organization may lose the direction of its objectives.

Proven Detail

Proven detail

Closer And Closer

Revisiting every aspect of project delivery from 'Corporate Planning' through to 'Benefits Realisation' and each process and role redefinition.

The Future Is Nearly Here … And You Can Be Part Of It

The future is nearly here … and you can be part of it

What Does TOP Have In Common With The iPhone

What does TOP have in common with the iPhone

Is The CFO Part Of The Problem?

Is the CFO part of the problem?

How To Refocus Your Project Onto Value

How to refocus your project onto value

I Have Not Got Time Right Now!

I have not got time right now!

Why You Should NOT Try To Improve How You Do Projects!

Why you should NOT try to improve how you do projects!

It's Time To Stop This Project Madness! 4

Its time to stop this madness! (4)

The Five Components of Value Delivery

8: The Five Components of Value Delivery

The Value Delivery Capability Model

5 The Value Delivery Capability Model

Is Your Organization Into Delivering Successful Projects?

Most organizations are just not into delivering successful projects. They don't target it or deliver it. How does your organization compare?

How Do You Introduce Project Governance Into Your Organization?

How do you introduce Project Governance into your organization?

Understanding The Impact Of Your Value Delivery Capability Level

Your organization's 'value delivery capability' determines the results it gets from its projects; yet few organizations know what their level of capability is