Do recruitment supplier panels add value or destroy it?
Solving the non-problem
What is the difference between a ‘contractor’ and a ‘consultant’?
Two critical questions to ask your consultants
A Project Sponsor walked into a bar …
A disaster in flight
Delivering a project does not ensure the delivery of the business outcomes
Yeah, but what does the software do? As project value seekers, project organizers and implementers need to think beyond the surface level and dive deeper into understanding the nooks and corners of every project so as to develop a comprehensible and reliable outcome.
The Investment Logic Map (ILM)
Governance of IT
Critical Insights (9) - When you define the project's value equation you enable the Project Governance team to fulfil their true role
Survival of the fittest. Companies are going to have to be smarter in how they reduce costs and remain ‘fit’ to survive.
Extra or Alternative?
Its time to stop this madness! (1)
Off and running - where?
The Power of Babel
Most of the value lost in projects is lost well before the project gets to implementation. This value loss may occur due to business (in) activity rather than be the fault of the project.
Project Governance on Steriods
Please Mr Client, can I have some more?
Who’s on first?
There are three sets of success measures applicable to every project, but two are rarely found, targeted or delivered
9: The Change Planning Framework
8: The Five Components of Value Delivery
The Executive has the imperative role and responsibility to 'own' the project throughout its lifecycle. He/she has the specific duties of overseeing the development of the Project Brief and Business Case and thereafter hold a Post-Project Review to ensure the required values are realised.
7: The Governance Structure
3: The Value Gap
2: The Value Equation
The project 'iron triangle' is actually four dimensional (time, cost, scope and quality) but misses the most vital element - value
Ineffective project governance will directly impact the (lack of) results delivered. This can be easily avoided.
When to decide to kill a failing project rather than let it consume more funds, effort and attention.
An absent sponsor will virtually guarantee a significant loss in the project's delivered value. What do you do with an absent Sponsor?
What should you do if your project reports items as 'red'? Why should you be uncomfortable if it doesn't?
The key criteria to assess when taking over a project as project sponsor
Nine quick recommendations for anyone who wants to become (or has become) a project sponsor
The role of a project sponsor can be seen in this true story of a developer who personified the role of an effective sponsor
Poor or non-existent project governance can lead to expensive unintended consequences that need to be avoided
The project sponsor role is to actively deliver the maximum available business value (not to just deliver the project)
Few organizations have taken the time to formally decide what their project governance functions and roles are. It is really simple.