Creating better business outcomes through collaboration

April 22, 2009

You can create better…
…business solutions and outcomes less expensively by tapping into your company’s collective intelligence through a blended use of traditional and emerging tools to more easily generate, amend and access information.  While working to help clients for our entire careers, for more than a year now, we have been working with clients to improve how they do [...]

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Defining Program Management

April 7, 2009

Program Management…

…provides the working environment in which we can effectively manage complex business initiatives.  It provides the coordination, discipline and management routines among the all the moving parts required to effectively achieve our business objectives.
This is a big concept, so let’s start with an example
During one of my consulting engagements, I had the privilege [...]

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The Project Process

March 25, 2009

“This is a project…
…So, why do we need to talk about process?”  For discrete projects of enough size and risk, one of the first layers of structure to add-in to managing the project, is to think about the project as a process.  The process helps define what the project’s “customer” wants.  How much she is willing to pay for it, how much [...]

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Defining Project Management

March 23, 2009

Everybody “knows”…
…what project management is.  And yet, based on my 30 years of management, management consulting and engineering consulting experience, the most powerful and ubiquitous management concept-  managing discrete work- is rarely done well.
At the its most fundamental level, most every assignment you have ever been given can be thought of as a project.

What you are [...]

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The Change Formula

February 23, 2009

If there is a single framework…
…appropriate for just about every dimension of management, and particularly managing others, it is the change formula. And, while I found this concept mentioned directly in several change management references (particularly in the mid-1990’s), I have never seen it attributed to any source nor individual until I recently Googled [...]

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General Management Framework

February 5, 2009

It all started…
…early in my consulting career when a client asked me…
“How do I get my knowledge of the business into 40 regional managers’ heads several levels down in the organization?”
His request drove the development of a general management framework for their business based on approximately 30 of the company’s planning and analytic frameworks- from [...]

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Blog Objective

February 3, 2009

This blog is focused on bringing a point of view on certain business concepts.  Additionally, we will  explore the impact of emerging and key changes in our world to critical elements of business.
February 3, 2009

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