Organizational Alignment and Project Success

Organization Alignment seems like one of those ‘touchy feely’ things that most technical folks would rather not discuss but it’s actually quite relevant to success in todays technology and project driven organizations. Note: For books on organizational alignement, check out these amazon books: Books on Organizational Alignment. Organizational alignment is the practice of aligning an … Read more Organizational Alignment and Project Success

Successful Technology Implementations

I recently turned a six month consulting project into a 1 month project…and I couldn’t be happier. The client saved ~$1.5 million and they were able to turn around ‘failed’ software implementation. Why I’m telling this story Before I get into the back-story, I want to share the reasons for telling the story. It isn’t … Read more Successful Technology Implementations

Agile Project Management and Product Strategy – A Case Study

Due to the length of this post, I’ve created a PDF version for those that would like to download it and/or print it out. Click here for the PDF version of Agile Project Management & Product Strategy. Over lunch recently, a good friend and very experienced project manager shared his thoughts on managing software development … Read more Agile Project Management and Product Strategy – A Case Study

Strategic Project Management

This is an excerpt of a paper I wrote while working on my MBA. To read the entire article, download the PDF titled “Strategic Project Management.” Strategic Project Management (SPM) (also called Enterprise Project Management by some) has been defined by Callahan & Brooks (2004) as “the use of the appropriate project management knowledge, skills, … Read more Strategic Project Management

Planning for Expatriate Success

This is an excerpt from a paper I wrote while working on my MBA.To read the entire article, download the PDF “Planning for Expatriate Success.” The modern day business environment requires organizations to compete on a global scale. In order to compete on a global scale, organizations must implement proper strategic plans to ensure that … Read more Planning for Expatriate Success

Implementing a High Performance Work System

This is an excerpt of a paper I wrote while working on my MBA. To read the entire article, download the PDF “Implementing a High Performance Work System.” High Performance Work System is a name given to a set of management practices that attempt to create an environment within an organization where the employee has … Read more Implementing a High Performance Work System

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