Extra Efficiency In 2017 with Program Management

“Increasing public-efficiency, including program management, by 1% could save the U.S. Federal Government $995 billion, by 2025.” __  Coup d’Etat:  Radically rethinking Public Services –  Accenture, 2015. In light of the new Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA), S.1550 just signed by President Obama, requiring the adoption of Government-wide program management standards, policies and […]
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How to Use Scenarios to Avoid Project Surprises

To quote the Danish politician Karl Kristian Steincke “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” But predicting the future is what project management is all about. When things go wrong, scenarios can help you have a plan in place to recover. Project management is hard — you’re predicting when milestones will be met, how much money will […]
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Key Ingredient for Successful IT Programs: The People!

The single most important element that I’ve learned through my years of experience starting, managing and rescuing programs is the personnel leading the program. Typically, IT program leaders form part of what is called the program management office (PMO) or integrated program team (IPT). There is usually a significant focus on the program manager position, […]
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DevOps Starts with the Way You Build Applications

Adopting a DevOps way of managing releases can reduce risk and improve your applications’ reliability. But, first, you need to make sure that you’re building applications in a way that makes sense for a DevOps environment. Moving to a DevOps environment means that you develop an automated pipeline that allows you to reliably configure and then release enhancements […]
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Keys to Delivering Successful Programs

In the most recent Project Management Institute (PMI) Report ‘The High Cost of Low Performance’, organizations waste US$122 million for every US$1 billion invested due to poor project performance — a 12 percent increase over last year.1 This is staggering and leads to an important question: How can mature program management practices lead to a competitive […]
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