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Data and Information Filters

Data and Information Filters

If we cannot avoid living in a world that drenches us with information – still, we can and must select for our processing the information that is likely to be useful to us and ignore the rest.-...

PPM as a Central Nervous System

PPM as a Central Nervous System

Organizations are like living organisms. Bill Gates makes this point in his book Business @ the Speed of Thought. Organisms and organizations both have a central nervous system. One is somatic, the...

The New Diamonds

The New Diamonds

Constraints have increased and so has demand for sustainable value. In good times there was a wide margin of error. Sometimes even seat-of-the-pants decision-making works, but so does winning at the...

Complexity Busting

Complexity Busting

The best-in-class project-selection process reduces complexity and accelerates good decision making. Complexity is a problem all of us have to deal with. And it’s a problem that’s not going away...

Lost Keys

Lost Keys

"Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim." - George Santayana. In the absence of a holistic view of your entire portfolio of projects and lack of defined...

A Thousand Cuts

A Thousand Cuts

Imperial China was reputed to have invented a horrible torture as a means of example and execution: death by a thousand cuts. The victim died a slow and painful death. Each cut in and of itself...

A Mouthful of Fish

A Mouthful of Fish

The Atlantic puffin is an agile creature, diving from the air or the water’s surface down into the depths of the sea to feed. Underwater, it is highly manoeuvrable and has a remarkable capacity to...

My Moment of Truth

My Moment of Truth

The event that changed my career happened on December 14, 1996, at precisely 6.30 a.m. I was commuting. The radio was on. I wasn’t paying attention until these words hit me like a sock to the jaw:...

Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

What are the seven key elements required for successful strategy realization? Element 7: Business Intelligence There are seven core elements, all of which are essential to achieve portfolio success...

Resource Management

Resource Management

What are the seven key elements required for successful strategy realization? Element 6: Resource Management. There are seven core elements, all of which are essential to achieve portfolio success –...

Project Delivery

Project Delivery

What are the seven key elements required for successful strategy realization? Element 5: Project Delivery There are seven core elements, all of which are essential to achieve portfolio success – and...

The Investment Model

The Investment Model

What are the seven key elements required for successful strategy realization? Element 4: The Investment Model There are seven core elements, all of which are essential to achieve portfolio success –...

The Strategy

The Strategy

What are the seven key elements required for successful strategy realization? Element 3: The Strategy There are seven core elements, all of which are essential to achieve portfolio success – and we...

The Innovation Process

The Innovation Process

What are the seven key elements required for successful strategy realization? Element 2 - The Innovation Process. In this series of blog posts, we will be examining the seven elements required to...

The Value of a PPM Central Data Repository

The Value of a PPM Central Data Repository

"Life can only be understood backward; but it must be lived forward." -Soren Kierkegaard, Danish Philosopher History captured Europe was plunged into the dark ages after the fall of Ancient Rome....

Payback on Product Portfolio Management

Payback on Product Portfolio Management

Many companies who have implemented the new discipline project and portfolio capability have discovered their “Acres of Diamonds.” When implemented well, the return on a proven PPM capability can...

Podcast: Gatekeeping and Scorecards

Podcast: Gatekeeping and Scorecards

In our question and answer session with Stephen Bridge, we discuss the role of the Gatekeeper, how to make gate decisions and how scorecards can facilitate this process. Transcript: Good morning. My...