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Dashboards and quick decisions

Dashboards and quick decisions

Dashboard designs always start as a little spark. But, there’s an inherent desire to play that little spark up to a grand scale – that’s when they become unwieldy.

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Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds

People talk about having your head in the clouds like it’s a bad thing. But that inclination to dream big is what lets companies grow.

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Staffing Your EPM Project

Staffing Your EPM Project

Your EPM solution will provide an organizational framework for Project and/or Portfolio management for years to come. And, if staffed appropriately, it has the potential to pay for itself many times over.

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Forest for the trees

Forest for the trees

As with all projects, there is the initial workload ‘hurdle’ to overcome – those necessary stages are the easy part. Often, the greatest cost of achieving your goal is manifested in change management.

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Find a sponsor, avoid the void

Find a sponsor, avoid the void

In the event that you have a sponsorship void, your best bet is to defer the project. However, as project manager you may not have that luxury in your organization.

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Go simple or go home

Go simple or go home

I often touted the virtues of simplicity when it comes to an Enterprise Portfolio Management deployment. And I’m a firm believer in the ‘walk before you run’ approach in most scenarios, including EPM deployment.  Here’s why: Read More

Experts Expect the Unexpected

Experts Expect the Unexpected

For those of us in the business of Project Management, the ‘standard’ risks are second nature to us: scope creep, schedule compression, resource unavailability, schedule slippage, cost overruns.

However, what makes someone a good PM is their reaction to the unexpected.

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