Complexity Sciences

Most projects are complex, therefore nonlinear.

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Complex systems are nonlinear Take the two pendulums of the figure as an example. Each pendulum in isolation is a simple system. It has a deterministic …

The High-Impact PMO

Is Your Project / Portfolio Management Strategy Compatible With Black Swans?

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Ignoring Black Swans, Project managers pursue a predefined output within a set of constraints including time, resources, and scope. Similarly, project sponsors expect to get the …

The High-Impact PMO

A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge

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The summer break is coming to an end.I just published the third version of my book “The High-Impact PMO”. Get a fresh start in your projects …

Transformation

Help Your Transformation Get Off the Ground

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Very often a transformation stagnates or, worse, seems to fail during its early developments. And this may be really frustrating. But did you know that you …

Transformation

3 Laws for Anyone Leading a Transformation

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Everyone leading a transformation must learn three laws: The laws of project management—this is a problem that anyone directing a project must study and solve. The …

High-Impact PMO

The Virtual Enterprise PMO: a Performance Accelerator

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CEOs realize the necessity of ensuring that their leadership teams approve the right projects, aligned with their strategic goals, and that these projects deliver the expected …

Career

Seven Recommendations for PMOs Willing to Grow Their Career

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Many ask : “What career path can a PMO (Project Management Officer) choose? What is the next stage of PMO?” Here are my 7 recommendations. 1-Get …

High-Impact PMO

Why and How PMOs Should Be “Ahead of the Wave”

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PMOs should stay “ahead of the wave”. Only then can they provide the support one expects from them to make a strategy and its vital initiatives …

High-Impact PMO

Three Secrets Value-Driven PMOs Learn and Practice

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40 years of project management practice in complex environments have taught me three secrets. When absent, projects, programs, or portfolios failed to deliver their benefits. When …

Change

3 Steps That Reduce Project Fatigue

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Project Fatigue Represents a Threat to Us All All organizations need projects to execute their strategy. However, they multiply over time the number of projects they …