Relating to earlier blog posts (“Are all IT projects worthless?”) there has been a number of new apps and webb-based services that has made life easier during the pandemic, at least in Sweden. Shopping online for groceries, with home delivery or packing and picking up the groceries at planned times has boomed. Zoom, Teams and … Continue reading A new virtual experience →
Today at the zoom-sent class, we talked about how different companies collect ideas, analyze them and possibly adopt an idea to make a project out of it. That is an interesting topic. I have been working at smaller companies for many years, and dropping an idea at a smaller company is often nothing formal. But … Continue reading Alchemy →
Reading the PMI Benefits Realization Management (BRM) I fond my self , hmm… a bit underwhelmed. It is not that it is bad, really. Just not that good in my opinion. Some things are repeated over and over, some things not lifted enough. Some things are explained briefly, like they are simple even though, thinking … Continue reading Eureka →
In yesterdays post, I mentioned a book by Westerman G, Bonnet D, McAfee A. (2014) “Leading Digital – Turning technology into business transformation”. Even if it is a couple of years old now, it is a really good book on digital transformation, what you can do, and how, to transform your business. The authors had … Continue reading Turning Technology into Business →
Yesterday I wrote the first part of this post, you will find the link here. The discussion was about whether the company should implement the ERP system next even though the most obvious benefits, more cost control and effective operations, connected to that project are not highest on the BRMs list of benefits, but increased … Continue reading Unspoken wishes are met randomly, prt2 →
We have been speaking about BRM, Benefits Realization Management, in class. According to the PMI-book ”BRM A practical guide” the need to ensure that the investments in portfolios, programs & projects lead to clear and sustainable benefits is greater than ever. Lifting out BRM and discussing it as a separate subject feels kind of backwards … Continue reading Unspoken wishes are met randomly →
Second part of ”Are all IT projects worthless” Since our lifes have changed fundamentally through the output of IT projects, my previous blog came to the conclusion that a lot of projects are successful from a users point of view. I have been part of of test groups and first user groups in implementation projects, … Continue reading It isn’t a failure if you learn something. →
In todays class we had a discussion on the topic above . It was meant to provoke and I have to admit that it does provoke me. Perhaps one reason is because I am not in the IT business, and my point of view is the users view. Using computers and smartphones everyday to call, … Continue reading Are all IT projects worthless? →
Continuing on the topic of yesterdays blog; if you are looking for answers to why projects fail or succeed, you are bound to find The Standish Group CHAOS reports pretty quick. (Be aware of the one that is very generously referred to where the IT managers have responded to what factor that generates success and … Continue reading About project management →
Traditional project managing is often considered to be constrained by cost, time and quality, this is called the project management triangle. These constrains are balancing each other so if more time is needed to complete a project it is going to effect the cost or the outcome ( or both) as well. This is often … Continue reading Time management →
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