Understanding the program management lifecycle
The objective of programs is to produce business level benefits by linking strategy to projects but little management rhetoric has made its way into program management literature and practice. Michel Thiry explains the program management lifecycle.
Review: Results Without Authority—Tom Kendrick
Results Without Authority (2nd edition) by Tom Kendrick is an excellent high level overview of gaining and retaining project control from the outset. It addresses common challenges that all project managers face across industry and is an excellent summation of best practice.
The 40-40-20 rule for project governance
Jed Simms reconfigures how we should think about education and project governance:
“Executives know all they need to know—at least they think—to convey the impression that they know all they need to know. But, when it comes to projects and project governance this model falls down.”
The Halloween guide to killing zombie projects
There’s nothing worse than working on a project you know is dead. Somehow this project is still walking around but doesn’t realise it should be lying peacefully in a grave with a very heavy stone slab on top. Here’s our handy guide to spot and kill a zombie project.