Unfortunately, the well-honed skills that define a great individual contributor don’t always translate to the skills needed to lead people. Even when good people skills are developed success can be elusive unless newly minted managers shift their mindset from being the “hero” as an individual contributor to the “hero’s coach” in managing others.
The game of business comes down to make-or-break decisions, which should be reviewed as a regular management team agenda item – not as a once yearly event.
Once A project portfolio has been defined and approved, it needs to be optimized and re-balanced for performance and business value within resource capacity constraints.
The goal of project portfolio management is to work on the right projects at the right time for the right costs balanced to resource capacity to achieve the strategic and business objectives of the organization.
Project Portfolio Management is a set of business processes that allows organizations to select the right projects at the right time to achieve strategic business goals.
The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a key tool in a project’s comprehensive plan, and it serves as a foundation for many other needs.
Everyone in your company must align to the value the business provides, otherwise your products and services are “the same as” everyone else’s. A commodity, if you will.
Achieving ambitious project goals where technology is concerned requires you to change the way you change.
Research shows that the best leaders possess some combination of self-concept, emotional intelligence, and constructive behavior. The best investments in leadership development will combine technical knowledge and assignments of increasing breadth with opportunities to cultivate the perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors of successful leaders.
Often, people get lost in the weeds of operations and tactics, eating up far too much valuable meeting time while the real strategic issues and decisions go looking for a home. Here are some ways to help you avoid this trap and stay focused on what matters most.