10 Tips to Successfully Manage Outsource Projects


Companies can consider to outsource projects because of different reasons: To reduce cost To reduce time to market To work on non-core or high value projects To work on operational / repetitive projects To work on non-volatile projects I have managed outsourced projects where we met the deadline but did not save the money we … Continue reading 10 Tips to Successfully Manage Outsource Projects

5 Levels of Agile Planning


Within Agile, planning is done continuously. Planning is about working out what to do, and that must come before working out how long it will take. In this post I would like to present a process that will allow team members to understand the whole sequence of planning from vision to user story. Level 1, Vision: … Continue reading 5 Levels of Agile Planning

Scaling Up and Rolling Out Change


Kaiser Permanent (KP) is the largest integrated healthcare system in United States, the facts as of 2014 are over 10 million members, 177,000 employees and with annual reporting revenue of $56.4 billion. KP undertook few years ago a scaling journey to develop and implement electronic health record systems with the goal to make life better … Continue reading Scaling Up and Rolling Out Change

What is Business Portfolio Management?


Portfolio refers to the total set of programs, stand-alone projects and other change initiatives undertaken by an organisation. The reason for creating a portfolio is to provide an overall business view and control over all these programs and projects at a high level in the organisation. Portfolio management is aligned to the organisation’s budgetary and … Continue reading What is Business Portfolio Management?

Program Management Governance in Few Words


The first thing the program must do is establish program governance by planning how it will monitor and control the constituent projects. Effective governance ensures strategic alignment, the realisation of promised service and benefits, stakeholders are communicated with and kept aware of progress and issues; appropriate tools and processes are used in the program; decisions … Continue reading Program Management Governance in Few Words

What are the Responsibilities of a Program Manager?


We know that programs are longer-term collections of related projects and other activities that will be managed in a coordinated way. A Program manager goal is not about managing the details of each individual project, but rather about managing the big picture, in order to achieve the strategic objectives and realise the benefits for which the program … Continue reading What are the Responsibilities of a Program Manager?

What is a Program?


A program consists of a group of related projects and activities, managed in a coordinated way, in order to deliver outcomes and benefits related to the organisation’s strategic objectives that would not be available by managing each project individually. Programs are the link between the business strategy and the individual projects that will implement the … Continue reading What is a Program?