Agile: conquer the roadblocks, stay in control

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou and your team have embraced the agile way of working, good! Agile teams are all set and ready to deliver. Processes are clear. The false sense of comfort is no longer false: you are actually comfortable with all the changes and flexibility. You managed to turn chaos into control. Chaos is no longer scary […]

Agile: 3 lessons to turn chaos into control

Reading Time: 2 minutesYour organization has decided to implement Agile. Or your organization is already using Agile but it is not working as you would expect. Your organization is not alone: many struggle with working Agile in the right way. No one said it would be easy. As discussed in last month’s blog post, start implementing small, learn […]

Agile & Lean: What does it really mean?

Reading Time: 3 minutesAgile is hot. Lean is booming. Why? Because the world is changing fast, markets are more dynamic and as unpredictable as ever. The key to survive as an organization is to be flexible and agile. Which brings us back to Agile and Lean. Many argue that the Agile approach is the right one for any […]

Choose the right projects: a step-by-step guide

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhilst project management is about doing things right, portfolio management is about doing the right things. As a portfolio manager, it is your task is to set priorities based on your organization’s strategic goals and to select the programs and projects that will bring the most value to the organization. This might sound simple, but […]

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Intuition as a project success factor

Reading Time: 3 minutesOne of the most important tasks of the project manager is making decisions, either large or small. Therefore it is important that he or she is able to identify and control potential risks and minimize uncertainty, because every decision the project manager makes may influence project outcome. Best practices mainly highlight the importance of using […]

Five levels of project maturity: from infant to adult

Reading Time: 4 minutesGrowing up can be hard and difficult sometimes. dfive levels of maturity. Each level of maturity shows how advanced an organization is in terms of progressive development of project management approach, strategy and decision-making process. The more mature an organization becomes, the more developed the processes are. You probably want to know how mature your organization […]

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The recipe for project success

Reading Time: 3 minutesImagine you have to cook a full six course dinner for your friends or family. Starting without a plan is probably not a very good idea, not if you want this project to be a success. Chances are that you will end up with ordering pizza instead, which is not what you want. Good preparation helps […]

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Discover the project leader within you!

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou’ve finally got promotion as project manager. After a few months, you know how to properly divide tasks between your project members, control your stakeholders and you manage to meet all deadlines. On paper, everything is going well and you are even complying with everything your boss wants you to do. However, you feel like […]

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What House of Cards can Teach Project Managers

Reading Time: 3 minutesSince a couple of months I’m watching Netflix. Kicked out our 20-year old television set, cancelled our regular cable subscription, to only watch series and movies streamed via internet. I can definitely recommend it to everyone! No more watching your favorite series or movies at a time imposed by the cable network – just sit, […]

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ROI of PPM: Confront the Brutal Facts!

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn the previous blog on the ROI of PPM, we’ve seen that there are basically three reasons to improve Project Portfolio Management: increased focus on strategy execution, reduced project costs and optimized resource management. In the remainder, I’d like to share some benchmarks on the benefits of applying proper project portfolio management. These benchmarks are […]