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Delivering Projects — 10 Vital Ways to Business Success

Most people will say that a project is a temporary management setting needed to deliver some unique benefit to the business. And, project management is the governance — the principles, processes and tools — which is used when delivering projects. But what does this really mean? And, of greater importance, how does project management result in business [...]

2019-07-15T12:09:03+00:00July 15th, 2019|

9 Lame Excuses for not Killing Projects

Interesting read on on how it is still common practice not to kill non-productive projects and the most consistently used reasons for same: #1 The need to get anything to market #2 Sunk Cost Reasoning #3 ''We've almost found a way'' #4 Executive 'Pet' projects #5 No better projects in the portfolio #6 No [...]

2019-06-17T15:16:27+00:00June 17th, 2019|

Why you should involve the whole organisation on the transformation journey

Informative and open podcast on Involving the whole organisation on the Transformation Journey with Tim Davies, CEO of BBC Studios on PWC’s Transformation Talks Series. I am somewhat late to the party with this blog as it took place in September 2018, however, I enjoyed listening to this finding it insightful and refreshingly open and [...]

2019-06-04T11:43:02+00:00June 4th, 2019|

Thinking of Contracting in Ireland?

Are you considering a move to Ireland or within Ireland to take up a contract role? If so this is an excellent article from our strategic partner Fenero providing insights and advice on the tax relief and some of the costs associated with your relocation that you may be entitled to:

2019-05-27T10:51:49+00:00May 27th, 2019|

Mid-West Project Management Forum

Last week Casseo had the pleasure of participating  in the Mid-West Project Management Forum hosted at the Kemmy Business School by  University of Limerick. This Forum is a fantastic initiative advocating best practice and creates Networking, Collaboration and Learning opportunities for Project, Change & Transformation professionals in the Mid-West region. To date over 30 companies [...]

2019-05-02T17:20:54+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

Five Factors That Lead to Successful Projects

Having a talented project manager is the first step to actual project success, but there are other important factors that contribute largely to a project’s outcome. It takes careful planning, attention to detail and effective communication to make a project succeed. With vigilant management and a strong project closing, a company can consistently reach project [...]

2019-04-26T10:08:50+00:00April 26th, 2019|

How Business Architecture can help Project Managers to be successful !

The Project Management profession is in growth mode. Research by the Project Management Institute (PMI) indicates that the number of roles globally will grow by 33% in the next 10 years with forecasts that there will be 88 million people working in a Project Management related role by 2027. In the research the head of [...]

2019-04-11T14:31:27+00:00April 9th, 2019|

The Difference between Vertical and Horizontal Project Management

Business organisations follow a variety of structures and models. Unlike a physical structure which is usually static, an organisational structure is a dynamic system. It outlines how activities are directed in order to achieve the business goals of an organisation. Activities can include rules, roles and responsibilities. The structure also determines information flow, as well [...]

2019-03-12T14:14:21+00:00March 8th, 2019|

How to Design a Target Operating Model – Part 2

In her last article, Julie talked about some of the key aspects you must consider when defining a target operating model. In this follow up piece she has delved a little deeper to look at how TOM initiatives can vary across different types of businesses; from large corporates to start-ups and government organisations.  Author – Julie [...]

2019-02-26T09:01:22+00:00February 26th, 2019|

How to design a “Target Operating Model” that delivers tangible outcomes

The term Target Operating Model (or TOM) has been used a lot in many of the organisations that I have worked for all around the world over the years. Many 100s of millions of dollars in business change budget has been invested in these projects along with many 1000s of people, man hours and resources. [...]

2019-02-25T15:41:04+00:00February 25th, 2019|