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Using Measures to Get the Most out of Your Change Initiative

There are plenty of statistics indicating that a high number of change initiatives fail. Any organization can turn those statistics on their head by doing one thing; USING their measures. Not just creating them; using them. When you use measures the right way, you reinforce your change message through multiple avenues and in several ways, moving people through their […]

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Change Adoption Takes Awareness, and That’s Not Easy

This is probably going to sound silly but indulge me for a couple of minutes. Whether you are interested in change adoption at an individual or at an organizational level, awareness is one of the first things, and most important things, you need to nail down. I’m not telling you something you don’t already know. But there […]

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Integrating Change and Project Management

Every change practitioner I know struggles with integrating their work into a project at some point. And I know a lot of project managers have been challenged with how to integrate the two disciplines as well. A prevailing theme is that integrating change management and project management is the most effective path forward. That makes […]

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Learning to Unlock the Complexities of a Matrix Organization

The Matrix Organizational structure has a great influence on Project Management. The Matrix has evolved to fill the need of an organization to deal with great project size and complexity. This has increased organizational complexity. However, it has also greatly added to the versatility and effectiveness of Project Management. The Matrix has permitted Project Management […]

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Unravelling the Balance of Power in a Matrix Organization

At the heart of the operation of the Matrix Organization is the “Balance of Power” between the Project Manager and Functional Management. Yet, even if there is Balance of Power, the question as to who is the real boss remains to be asked. Theoretically, it should be possible to divide the authority and responsibility equally […]

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Rapid Product Development Projects Using a Hybrid Agile Framework

Why Agile Matters to Consultants Combining traditional project management methodologies with hybrid models impacts the way projects are planned and managed.  A hybrid approach can increase the end results, delivering customer requirements and organizational strategic imperatives.  But a cultural shift within the organization is critical to its success.    It is easy to blame the traditional, […]

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Increase Organizational Effectiveness through Project Quality Audit Reviews

Corporations throughout the world are losing billions in wasted project spending owing to their mis-management, poor quality processes, lack of knowledge in how to manage projects, etc.   These projects are often not included in the normal auditing practices.  Understanding the process of auditing projects, in addition to their other best practices; will positively impact the […]

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Risk Management – Improving Your Project’s Success

What Is Risk Management? Risk Management is the process of identifying, analyzing and responding to risk factors throughout the life of a project and in the best interests of its objectives. Proper risk management implies control of possible future events and is proactive rather than reactive. For example: An activity in a network requires that […]

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How to Get your Employees Engaged

Employee engagement creates a powerful, positive force for change.  It helps break down departmental silos.  It leads to increased operational effectiveness and fosters an environment where innovations are more likely to happen. There are many benefits for organizations to have engaged employees: reduced turnover; which is a significant cost to organizations, enhanced commitment to business […]

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Boosting Project Bottom Lines through Effective Project Quality Reviews and Audits

Corporations throughout the world are losing billions in wasted project spending owing to their mis-management, poor quality processes, lack of knowledge in how to manage projects, etc.   These projects are often not included in the normal auditing practices.  Understanding the process of auditing projects, in addition to their other best practices; will positively impact the […]

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The 5 Critical Elements to Creating a Project Management Center of Excellence

Creating a Project Management Centre of Excellence is the driving force that takes an organization forward to realize their project management mandate.  It encompasses the process of creating a strategy for project management, re-shaping the culture to be more focused on the consistency in the management of projects and implementing a project management process. Creating […]

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Flevy’s Definitive Guide to Operations

This is a guide to navigating Flevy to find the documents and other resources you need related to Business Operations.  “Operations” is a broad, vague term. It can convey a lot of different meanings to different people. If you don’t find what you are looking for in this article, please email us at [email protected] First, a very […]

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