Making ”Rules of Thumb” Decisions

We all have our own ”rules of thumb” or heuristics that we use to make business, project and even personal decisions. Funny how using those rules can result in making poor decisions, isn’t it?  Over the years, I have found that decision-making always comes with an ”it depends” clause and an optional “do nothing” clause. […]
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Attending the APMG-Sponsored Webinar on Managing Benefits this Wednesday, 02 Oct 2013?

Research shows that despite substantial investments, organizations across all industries and sectors continue to struggle in demonstrating return on investments in change. The Managing Benefits guidance and qualification scheme from APMG-International is designed to address this problem, providing generally applicable guidance encompassing benefits management principles, practices and techniques. Effective portfolio management in any organization allows […]
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PMI Piloting New Portfolio Management Certification

Portfolio managers, there is a new portfolio management approach in town!  The Project Management Institute (PMI) recently announced that they are piloting a new portfolio management certification credential addressing your activities across the portfolio management life cycle while focusing on delivering measurable benefits to your business.  It is nice to see a complete set of […]
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MoP®: The Champion-Challenger Model

Implementing portfolio management is challenging at the best of times.  In order to make progress and get the resources heading in the right direction, there needs to be a way to make changes along the way.  One valuable lesson learned that the guidance recommends is the champion-challenger model.  Basically, this means your portfolio management processes […]
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Attending the APMG-Sponsored Portfolio Management Webinar on 25 June 2013?

Portfolio management is everywhere, whether we recognize it or not!  My previous post summarized the APMG guidance on portfolio management, titled Management of Portfolios or MoP®.*  While organizations rush to adopt portfolio management as a means to making more effective project investment decisions, many people struggle in the early stages with the explanation of what portfolio […]
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