Many companies, especially large organizations, have entire teams dedicated to the Planning function, Strategy function and Portfolio function.  Yet, many companies do not successfully connect the dots between these three functions.  Individually, each team has a respo...

October 30, 2015

Process Profanity:  I’ve seen it quite a bit in my experience, and more importantly it never ceases to amaze me the costs associated with certain processes.  By definition, a process is a series of steps to start and finish something, usually to get a repeatable and de...

September 22, 2015


Delivering Excellence in Your Initiative


You see many firms and vendors marketed as “the industry trusted advisor”, “your premier partner”, “the world’s best consultant”, “your best friend”,  etc, yet  you as the client still expect to get some kind of a deal working...

August 10, 2015



While the internet is full of lists of “deadly sins” for business initiatives and implementing new projects, I have developed my own set of “The 5 Deadly Sins of Project Management” to be mindful of that if not properly managed could lead to revenue loss, a credibili...

July 20, 2015

Sometimes it starts with an intentional fixed gaze.  Other times, it starts with awkward eye contact.  And sometimes, it might have even happened by someone raising their hand and saying, “I’m your man” (or woman).  Yes, these are some of the ways that the non-project...

June 28, 2015

The problem with Greece isn’t that they owe so much money and can’t pay it back, but rather they have no sustainable income to keep moving forward.  The issue has become so overcomplicated when in fact the solution is quite obvious:  Provide a way for Greece to generat...

June 25, 2015

Ever have one of those mornings where you feel like things are going great, no flaming emails on your smart phone as you start your day, your project is on target and the sun is shining bright in the sky?  All of a sudden, bam!  As you walk into the office, no one want...

June 12, 2015

Think back to the Star Trek scene where Spock goes into the USS Enterprise nuclear reactor to save the crew and ship, and Kirk and Spock exchange a tearful goodbye: "The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few."  Watching the 30 second clip on YouTube should b...

THE CHALLENGE:  A major global energy company was required to report certain assets and liabilities to a government agency or face substantial penalties.  An IT solution was already underway and had gone through several iterations over the past couple of years in one f...

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