Out of Control

One of the most elusive myths in project management is that initiative that happens to be “in/under control.”  In every project, program, or portfolio management endeavor I have seen  significant portions of these to be out of control.  In fact most of...

Steering Committees

Steering committees fullfil an important role in project management as they are a primary vehicle to resolve conflicts and break down barriers.  Additionally, steering committees ensure that projects/programs are aligned to the strategic needs of the organization....

Should Near Misses be Celebrated?

Yesterday afternoon I was in my home office participating on a conference call when my wife walked into the office to inform me that a would-be thief had jumped onto our balcony, walked through the open door, proceeded straight to the kitchen where he was seen by our...

Training, Is it Important?

Establishing a competitive advantage in the market today depends on a variety of factors, not least of which is a commitment to employee development.  Whether the organization has adopted a continuous improvement mindset or is in need of significant transformation, it...