Making P3 simple, repeatable and hybrid
  • Lean3 for P3

    Projects, Pgms, Portfolios

  • Making P3 simple

    Ensure repeatable success

  • Steps to Agility

    P3 + Agile = Hybrid

  • Lean3 for P3

    Projects, Pgms, Portfolios

  • Making P3 simple

    Ensure repeatable success

  • Steps to Agility

    P3 + Agile = Hybrid

Mapping the future, mapping the past

 This is about understanding the past. It’s a case study, but it’s more than that. It’s about how we can better understand the past if we have a frame of reference. The case study explains how a large company improved its project & portfolio management. This multi-national organisation was structured as 7 business units. They […]

Why the Project Manager is a Time Traveller

In the popular Science-Fiction film, “Back to the Future”, a mad scientist makes possible time travel. Marty, the film’s hero, can travel to the future. In real life, we can’t travel to the future, but we often need to imagine the future.The project manager (and programme or portfolio manager) is a change agent, who will […]

“Prince or Agile?” is like “Hammer or Screwdriver?”

All around the world, the Prince2 project management framework is growing in popularity, but a new challenger, Agile, has appeared. So we are starting to hear a debate “Prince2 or Agile?”. That’s an interesting question, but often it’s the wrong question. If you are starting a home improvement project, you don’t ask “Hammer or Screwdriver?”– […]

How MSP helped a tiny organisation… to survive

There is a growing understanding that Programme management is vital for big organisations. Methods like MSP are increasingly used by big organisations for major transformational programmes like    •    company mergers    •    business reengineering (e.g. ERP or CRM rollout)    •    launch of new products, services or markets    •    public sector reorganisation    •    major sporting events which […]

4 ways that Prince2 saves you time

Prince2 can save you time. Here’s 4 ways… there are many more! 1) Management by exception is a genuine time saver. It is essentially “hands-off” management – you establish the parameters for a block of work (a stage, a work package), and then delegate that work. It’s hands off, but it nevertheless provides management and […]

Mapping the future, mapping the past with P3O

This is about understanding the past. It’s a case study, but it’s more than that. It’s about how we can better understand the past if we have a frame of reference. The case study explains how a large company improved its project & portfolio management. This multi-national organisation was structured as 7 business units. They […]

MSP: the ‘Do Nothing’ vision

What is a ‘do-nothing vision’ in MSP? Managing Successful Programmes suggests that a programme team should elaborate a vision of the future. This is an agreed and communicated vision of the desired future. As a contrast to this desirable future vision, it can be useful to analyse the “do nothing” option. Your change programme may […]

Aim high to build a high performance team

In today’s fast moving world, most organisations have a large change agenda. Do you have more projects to run than people to run them? Are you forced to use inexperienced staff to run key projects? One response to this challenge is to look at best-practice frameworks like Prince2 for Project Management, or MSP for Programme […]

Aim high to build a high performance team

In today’s fast moving world, most organisations have a large change agenda. Do you have more projects to run than people to run them? Are you forced to use inexperienced staff to run key projects? One response to this challenge is to look at best-practice frameworks like Prince2 for Project Management, or MSP for Programme […]

Four profiles of programme management actors

Win-win with MSP in Madrid I’ve spent the week in Madrid training people from a telecoms company on Programme Management. The company has four types of people it needs to train. The training is based on MSP, the Programme Management framework from OGC. In broad terms, MSP targets transformational programmes. These deliver change. They change […]

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