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Building a Strategy Driven Product Portfolio

So, you have an effective Stage-Gate® process in place with both project teams and gatekeepers functioning well. What now? Often what gets lost in the go/kill decision-making process is how these changes will impact the overall portfolio.…

Be the PMO that Drives Continuous Planning

Nobody said transforming the role of the PMO would be easy. You’re not only tasked with delivering programs and projects on time and within budget but also promised value with limited capacity.  Worse, the PMO sits between annual planning…

The Top 3 Must-Have Tools for your Next Gate Meeting

Gate meetings are one of the most critical components of a successful Stage-Gate process.  They serve as the decision points of the process.  What they are not, or at least not intended to be, is a technical review of the progress of any one…

Outcomes Are Different: Deliver Products and Services That Matter

Last month I introduced the concept of Work and Resource Management as a way to deal with the complexity confronting organizations of all sizes. Eight forces are creating this complexity today, constraining the progress of organizations…

7 Characteristics of Capacity-Centered Organizations

What would it mean to your company’s innovation speed if you could shift your decision timelines from months/weeks to days? Or if you could speed time-to-market with better ability to see and optimize resources? What if you could be confident…