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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|

Equipping Leaders to Build the Future

This excellent PodCast from the recent IMI National Conference is certainly worth a listen !

2019-02-14T11:12:54+00:00February 14th, 2019|

Outsourcing Challenges in Financial Services Sector – “We can help you solve them” !

Paper on outsourcing activities in financial service providers published 19 November 2018 Press Release by Central Bank of Ireland Significant increase in reliance on outsourcing of activities by financial service providers observed. Serious deficiencies found in board awareness and understanding of the extent of reliance on outsourcing. Major weaknesses identified in relation to risk management controls [...]

2019-02-01T10:18:42+00:00February 1st, 2019|

How to Lead Successful Innovation: Lessons from Experts

Your firm’s ability to innovate again and again is critical to its success—just as it has been for Intuit, Apple, Google, and other market leaders. But the dismal fact is that most innovation efforts fail. So how can you improve the odds for your company?..    […]

2019-01-18T15:34:35+00:00January 18th, 2019|

Podcast: Common Misconceptions about Project Management & How it has Evolved in Recent Years. 

In this episode we discuss the common misconceptions about Project Management with Liz Doyle, a business change and project management consultant and a director at Casseo. Liz has over 15 years experience in business change and project management, working for some of the world’s top financial services and software organizations. She specializes in change [...]

2019-08-08T11:57:27+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Rescuing Troubled Projects – What you should know!

Introduction and Background Rescuing a troubled project should be the jewel in any project manager’s crown. This step-by-step guide uses a methodical approach based on a careful combination of some of the tools addressed in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and Managing Successful Projects using PRINCE 2 Manual. The approach is based on treating [...]

2018-12-18T12:50:44+00:00November 23rd, 2018|

Understanding the Power of Win-Win Leadership

Some people say that leadership is something innate. It’s either you’re born to be a leader, or you’re destined to be a mere follower. Though there are numerous studies to prove this theory, and there are still more findings and stories to support the claim that leadership is learned and nurtured. To date, there are numerous [...]

2018-12-18T12:50:54+00:00November 16th, 2018|

The 5 Best Practices for Intuitive Project Forecasting

The processes of forecasting, planning, executing and analysing projects are far more cyclical that you’d like to acknowledge. Think about it. To be able to forecast precisely, you will need accurate data history, and to be able to plan ahead, you need to know current realities well enough. This interdependence therefore must be the foundation for [...]

2018-12-18T12:51:13+00:00October 15th, 2018|