We live in difficult times: The Corona pandemic, the Ukraine war, supply chain bottlenecks, lack of skilled personnel, and some other unpredictable events are frame conditions that worry many managers and make them consider whether they should start, continue, or better put planned investments and projects on hold. Many companies
Was it the Corona pandemic which forced us to re-think, or was it the increasingly faster turning market, VUCA, disruption etc., what made clear that we need to do something essential to also in future continue playing a role in the market? Whether we need to consolidate, concentrate on our
Did you ever wonder why it is so hard to get a suiting project manager when looking for an external professional ?! I will try to examine the frequent mismatch of supply and demand a little: In the majority of cases project responsible people look for someone who will run
Many projects start their life cycles with a so-called project funnel. This means that all project ideas have to pass a pre-defined process in which they are investigated following all business criteria possible, until finally the projects are filtered by prioritization which proceed to their initiation and execution. An important
Statistics tell us about 60% Executives who well know about the opportunity cost of distressed projects, but only 20% actually do support project management initiatives in their companies. Paradox, isn’t it? But we all who are working in project management (business) know how hard it often is to get budget
In times of budgets cut and scarce resources success is actually a must for the projects continued or newly started. However statistics show that still far too much projects do not meet the expectations or even fail. Here is a try to investigate the causes from a different perspective: from
Actually it is easy to remedy projects in distress. Because the causes are usually as trivial as the resolutions. Example: A project quarrels with the departments involved about resources. It needs skilled people with good knowledge on the topic, but the line needs these, too, and is not willing to
Why do project responsible people in management often boggle to have distressed projects recovered professionally? Because they don’t (want to) see their responsibility for the troubled project? Because they would need to to deny their own management mistakes? Because… ? These things are topics of many of my previous articles.