Safe harbor principle

I have been involved in some conversations related to these principles and the consequences on the future strategies for the workforce management. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_Harbor_Principles It’s interesting the point of the principle where this is a system where the companies are incorporated and where they declare to be agree wth the principles, nevertheless they are not obliged … Read more

FEL-Phase of a project

Today I have learned a new term of something I know since long time: Front-End Loading (FEL) of a project, it’s the process by which a project team translates its marketing and technological opportunities into capital projects. In other words, during this FEL phase, the questions of Why, What, When, How, Where and Who are … Read more

PMO effectiveness

We started the delivery assurance process on the whole portfolio where the initial objective was to know the status of the projects. After we knew the general status and evolution of them, the next need at portfolio level was clear: now we can prioritize the projects and start opening relevant actions on the key projects. … Read more

How Project Managers are assigned

Usually, project managers are assigned to a project from the beginning to the end. This strategy has its advantages as continuity and strenght relationships with stakeholders. However, there are other ways to assign project managers. A program manager should consider assigning a more senior PM for the kick-off or initiation phase of a project to … Read more

My PMO does not work

The PMO creation approach is clear for me, I have read 2 books about this process and we are working on a new PMO. Nevertheless, now we are facing the change of an existing PMO that is not working properly. Thanks to Glen Alleman’s recommendation I bought this book: The Handbook of Program Management, James … Read more

How can I execute this project?

We have won a service contract that includes the execution of two projects: one for the transition of the service to the new organization and the second one to adapt the current environment to some new laws. For the first one, initially there are not big risks that can decrease the SLA during the transition. … Read more

How I trace the Strategic Approach

It’s time to be accountable regarding the work done during the year. In addition we need to prepare the objectives for next year. With it, I spend a lot of time preparing presentations: reviewing objectives, comparing results with baselines, clarifying added value… As always I have to communicate the same message to different audiences, being … Read more

Get strategic about IT as a business value generator

Reviewing some COTs defined by our Customer, there are some of them under a category named: ‘the hackett world-class’. Looking for more information I visited the Corporate Site and as the basic list of best practices was not enough, I tried to get another references from other Web Sites. This business advisory firm, is a … Read more

Globalization at work 2

Unfortunately that day came; our client and our CEO agreed that big part of our services will be provided by India. People now understand that their work can easily done in India, and they regret all the time spent without thinking in adding value. Sorry guys, it’s so late! Now the future is uncertain, but … Read more