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

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

How to Select the Right Digital Portfolio?


The digital portfolio management objective is to determine the optimal resource mix and schedule to best achieve the organisation’s operational and financial goals. Selecting the Portfolio Establish the viability of projects based on their strategic alignment, return on investment and resource requirement Carry out risk assessment and build contingency into the portfolio by integrating contingency planning … Continue reading How to Select the Right Digital Portfolio?

Better Performing IT Results in Better Business Value


IT performance and well-know DevOps practices, such as those that enable continuous delivery, are predictive of organisational and business performance. How IT performance is measured? the most used criteria is measured in terms of throughput and stability. The individual measures that make up IT performance are: Deployment frequency Lead time for changes Mean time to … Continue reading Better Performing IT Results in Better Business Value

What is Digital Disruption and How Companies can Embrace it?


Today the only source of competitive advantage and value delivering comes from seeing what customers need and delivering it. Digital disruptors are changing complete industries, delivering value at a lower costs, with faster development times and with greater impact on customer experience. Digital disruption is simply a mindset that leads to a way of behaving; a … Continue reading What is Digital Disruption and How Companies can Embrace it?

Customer Experience Having the Customer at the Center of Your Business


Focus on the customer matters more than any other strategic imperative, customer experience is source of both decreased costs and increased revenue

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 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?

What are the Responsibilities of a Project Manager?


As defined in What is a Project post; "the role of the project manager is to deliver the project on time, within budget and with the needs of the business fully met". 8 Key Tasks of a Project Manager Clarify the Objectives: it is very important for the project success to have clear objectives, the project will be … Continue reading What are the Responsibilities of a Project Manager?