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Technology Is Everywhere: Make It Work for Your Business

Technology really is everywhere. I was driving a golf cart the other day that kept shutting down every time I veered off the path even a little bit. Was it a mechanical issue? No, it’s a cart that’s purpose-built to keep people on the path.…

Making the Right Tradeoff Decisions

In a previous post, we discussed making better strategic decisions by using holistic planning. Simply put: portfolio planning should always start by thinking first about your desired outcomes This means that any decision to take on any new…

The Changing Enterprise Architecture Landscape

Given the pace of change in business today it should come as no surprise that Enterprise Architecture (EA) has begun to take center stage. Traditionally, EA has focused on architecting the technology landscape towards cost-efficiency.…

Leverage a Product Innovation and Technology Strategy

“Top performing companies focus on the four drivers of the Innovation Performance Framework” says Dr. Scott Edgett, Co-Founder and CEO of Stage-Gate® International.  These fours drivers are Strategy, Portfolio Management, Process,…

Make the Right Strategic Decisions on Your Project Portfolio

If your organization has been busy managing a portfolio of projects, you should already be aware that the traditional annual planning cycle hinders adaptability of effectively managing the portfolio in today’s continually changing…

Stop Working on Projects That Are Not Priority

Projects still remain the vehicle for executing on strategy.  Even if the current pressures facing executives around strategy are ignored, and assuming strategy remains unchanged, project failure rates will continue to remain alarmingly…

Teams Are Virtual and Global: Organizations Must Help Them Succeed

So far in this blog series, I’ve described five of the eight market forces impacting organizations. Number six is where the rubber meets the road: The teams who are doing all the work. Not only are they tasked with executing to your strategy,…