Combining traditional project management methodologies with hybrid models impacts the way projects are planned and managed.  A hybrid approach can increase the end results, delivering customer requirements and organizational strategic imperatives.  But a cultural shift within the organization is critical…

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As you know, the rate of change is increasing as technological advances sparked by innovation create new and better products.  These four new innovations have broad application and an ability to truly transform our lives. 1.    Collaborative Innovation—Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence…

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Leading companies are changing the way that they are doing things in response to competitive pressures and advances in technology.  Here are some of the areas that are experiencing change. Corporate Culture Less focus on hierarchical reporting, more on teamwork.…

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As with everything, the field of project management is changing. Here are some of the latest trends we are seeing in project management for 2017. Agile Project Management Software development companies have been using Agile Project Management for some time.…

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Agile Project Audits are highly beneficial and worth the investment.  They not only uncover problems, issues and challenges but also lessons to help improve the outcome of the current project as well as future projects.  This three-phase Agile Audit Process is…

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Agile is a useful project management method that can be used within a New Product Development (NPD) process to accelerate certain stages of product development. The Agile framework for incremental product development uses one or more cross-functional teams, responsible for…

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What if you don’t have 3 days to complete a full strategic plan? How can you still get a good quality strategic plan when you only have a day or a day and half for planning? The planning process I’m…

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  “If we don’t measure what we’re doing, we’ll never know the outcome of our actions.” - Michael Stanleigh It’s pretty much a standard practice to apply measurement in quality management. For example, we apply measurement of quality work processes…

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Apply strategic thinking to create a business strategy that is coherent, unifying and strategically advantageous. What is Strategic Thinking? Strategic Thinking is a comprehensive planning model that covers innovation, strategic planning and operational planning. It is a process that applies…

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Assessing and managing risks is the best weapon you have against project catastrophes. By evaluating your plan for potential problems and developing strategies to address them, you’ll improve your chances of a successful project. What Is Risk Management? Risk management…

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