Lessons on project governance from the CBA scandal
The CBA financial scandal is a classic example of the effect of setting the wrong performance targets. Pat Weaver on the challenge for project controls professionals and PMOs to create performance measures that focus on things that matter.
Role of the enterprise in driving projects
For change to be made effectively and efficiently it needs to be managed effectively and this is good news for project managers, writes Jonathan Whelan. But what role does the enterprise play in the success of these projects?
Ethics, governance and the individual project manager
Ethics and integrity are essential for effective leadership, but when the governance of an organisation is involved, where does an individual project manager fit? Pat Weaver explores the legal and ethical landscape.
Resources, capacity and the portfolio manager
Organisations must optimise their resources to mitigate project delivery delays and overruns, quality issues, and, in the long term, negative bottom line impact. Adele Bernard on capacity planning and resource management for a portfolio of projects.
Do program managers have executive skills?
The debate on whether program managers would make effective senior executives has gained attention in recent years. The team at PM Oracles turn to management guru Peter Drucker to see if program managers might make good C-level executives.